The Unknown Genocide - Ukrainian Holodomor 1932 - 1933

By: Valentina Kuryliw

Nov. 8, 2008

Table of Contents:

A Introduction
The 20th century was a century of many human tragedies - the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, and the Rwandan Genocide. Today, we will look at another human tragedy. We will study a genocide in which millions of men, women and children died seventy-five years ago, specifically because of the Famine/Genocide in Ukraine. This event is also known as “The Holodomor” - meaning “death inflicted by starvation” ... more

B General Information

  1. Map
  2. Time lines of events leading to the Ukrainian Genocide - The Holodomor
  3. DVD "Harvest of Despair" (Background and Overview)
  4. Brief Writeup of events "The Ukrainian Famine/Genocide"
  5. "Holodomor Genocide by Famine" - CD - (Posters)
  6. Facts About the 1933 Famine/Genocide in Ukraine
  7. Holodomor - Ukrainian Genocide in the Early 1930s (booklet)
  8. Rafael Lemkin on Ukrainian Genocide
  9. UN Convention and the Holodomor
  10. Quotes about the 1933 Famine-Genocide in Ukraine
  11. Findings of the Commission on the Ukraine Famine
  12. A Hunger Most Cruel: The Human Face of the 1932-1933 Terror-Famine in Soviet Ukraine (short stories for students)
  13. Famine-Genocide in Ukraine 1932-1933: Western archives, testimonies and research (resource for teachers)
  14. "Holodomor" CD (12 Survivors. Sponsored by Canad Inns)

C Lesson Suggestions for Grade 10 Civics

  1. Teaching Unit on Human Rights Abuses - The Ukrainian Famine/Genocide
  2. Map of Ukraine during Famine/Genocide
  3. Write-up: "The Ukrainian Famine/Genocide"
  4. "Through the Eyes of a Child" - poem
  5. Art Exhibit Project and Lesson Plan

D Lesson Suggestions for Senior Grades

  1. "Harvest of Despair" DVD Worksheets (4 sheets)
  2. Revisiting History
  3. Analysis of a Historical Document Assignment
  4. Eyewitness Accounts
  5. Newspaper Analysis Assignment
  6. Analysis of a Short Story from the Book: A Hunger Most Cruel
  7. Famous Quotations Assignment

  8. Rafael Lemkin
  9. Quotations

E Bibliography / Resources

  1. Web Sites
  2. Books
  3. Visuals