By E. Morgan Williams, Senior Advisor
U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, (USUF)
Washington, D.C., February 5, 2004
Washington.......The November 2003 edition of the official magazine of the
Ukrainian National Women's League of America (UNWLA), "OUR LIFE" is
a special commemorative issue marking the 70th anniversary of the Great
Famine in Ukraine and is dedicated to the victims of the terrible genocidal
famine called the HOLODOMOR (death by terror, by starvation) in
The sixty-five page magazine is totally filled with actual reproductions of
very important documents from the archives of the UNWLA, starting in late
1933, related to the work of the UNWLA and their founding of "The
Emergency Relief Committee for Starving Ukrainians."
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One of the first documents shown in the front of the magazine is a copy of
the draft of a letter which was sent to President Franklin D. Roosevelt on
November 21, 1933. The reply to the letter, from the Department of State,
on December 15, 1933, is shown on page 19. The UNWLA sent a
considerable number of emergency letters about the conditions in Ukraine
in late November, 1933. The documents printed in the magazine go until
the end of 1934.
Vera Andrushkiw, a leading Ukrainian-American who is project
director of the USUF's U.S.-Ukraine Community Partnership Project
(CPP) stated, "This is an important publication and the UNWLA is to
be congratulated on the special publication. The magazine should receive
wide distribution around the world."
Copies of the HOLODOMOR SPECIAL ISSUE of "OUR LIFE"
for November 2003, No. 11, Vol. LX, can be purchased from the
UNWLA for US$13.00 mailed within the U.S. and for US$15.00 to
Canada and elsewhere, postage included. Mail your check to: UNWLA,
INC., 203 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003, Tel: 212-533-4646
Complete information about the special issue magazine can be found at the
following link: http://www.unwla.org/news_040204famine_specialissue.html.