The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine (Holodomor)

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MONUMENT TO COMMEMORATE THE FAMINE-GENOCIDE OF 1932-1933 IN UKRAINE, UNVEILED IN WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA, JUNE 24, 1984
  

 

Erected to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Famine-Genocide in Ukraine 1932-1933, and to the Eternal Memory of over 7,000,000 Innocent Victims of Forced Starvation: the Result of a Ruthless Procurement Policy Decreed by the Soviet Government in Moscow.

In Remembrance of this Tragedy We Stand Determined that this Inhuman Act Shall not be Forgotten, and that Such Horrors Shall Never be Allowed to Happen Again.

 

On a Renewed and Blessed Earth
All Evil Deeds Shall Disappear,
And Mothers There Shall Be, And Sons,
And Truth Shall Reign Upon the Earth.
                                   Taras Shevchenko

Dedicated this 24th Day of June, 1984
Ukrainian Canadian Committee, Winnipeg Branch

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This monument was conceived and erected by a noted Canadian sculptor--Roman Kowal. It is fifteen feet high and is composed entirely of black granite, except for the central image of the mother and child--which is case in bronze. Three bronze plaques, containing messages in English, French and Ukrainian, are located at the base of the monument. The material for this monument were chosen to complement the existing city hall building.

Eight billboards were put up in various places in the city of Winnipeg to inform the general public about the Famine-Genocide in Ukraine in 1932- 1933

Commemorative Emblem Used by the Holod Committee to Focus on the Famine-Genocide of 1932-33 in Ukraine, Winnipeg. H. Dmytryshyn, was chairman of the Holod Committee


ArtUkraine.com wishes to thank Orysia Tracz of Winnipeg for sending us the Commemorative Book for the 1983-1984 events in Winnipeg.
 
 

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