THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD
THE FAMINE-GENOCIDE OF UKRAINE 1932-1933
Over the past several years, the Famine-Genocide
Commemorative Committee in conjunction with Ukrainian Canadian Congress,
Toronto Branch has been providing students with educational programs related
to the Famine-Genocide.
In the Fall of 2000 a special art component
was created and developed by curator and art teacher Halia Dmytryshyn.
The goal was to provide students the opportunity to experience the Famine-Genocide
through their own art work.
This project was a huge undertaking and
involved the principals, teachers and children of four Toronto area elementary
schools: St. Demetrius, St. Josaphat, St. Sofia and Josyf Cardinal Slipyj.
With over 200 students participating in
this program, it resulted in a broad spectrum of dramatic paintings depicting
life in Ukraine from the prosperous years before the Famine to the paintings
representing the brutal Soviet campaign of all food confiscation, destruction
of property, terror and deliberate murder.
Inspired by the students' art work, Halia
Dmytryshyn composed a poem
Through the Eyes of a Child.
Presented is a selection of the students'
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