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Famine Genocide in Soviet Ukraine 1933: Select Bibliography


  1. Famine Genocide in Ukraine. Bibliography. Prepared by Andrew Gregorovich, President Ukrainian Librarians Association of Canada, Toronto, March 9, 1999.

  3. Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review. Edited by Israel W. Charney. Chapter 6 James E. Mace “Genocide in the U.S.S.R.," pp. 116-136. [Briefly annotated]. New York: Facts on File, 1988.

  5. Genocide in Our Time: An Annotated Bibliography with Analytical Introductions. [Edited by Michael N. Dobkowski and Isidor Wallimann]. Chapter 6 Lyman H. Legters “The Ukrainian Famine,” pp. 107-116. Ann Arbor: Pierian Press, 1992.

  7. Pendzey, Luba. Famine in Ukraine 1932-33: A Selected Bibliography. Toronto: Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre, 1993. [Multilingual]

  9. Pidhainy, Alexandra. “A Bibliography of the Great Famine in Ukraine, 1932-1933.” The New Review: A Journal of East-European History. (Toronto) 13 (4) (1973) pp. 32-68. [Multilingual]. (referenced)

  11. Senyshyn, Halyna. Bibliohrafiia holodu v Ukraini 1932-1933. The Great Famine Bibliography. Ottawa; Montreal: UMAAN - DC UNR, 1983. (referenced)

  13. Totten, Samuel. First-Person Accounts of Genocidal Acts Committed in the Twentieth Century: An Annotated Bibliography. Chapter 4 “Soviet Artificially-Induced Famine in Ukraine,” pp. 44-64. New York; Westport, Connecticut, London, 1991.

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  1. Amis, Martin. Koba the Dread; Laughter and the Twenty Million. Toronto:Knopf, 2002. (review)

  2. Bullock, Alan. Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives, New York: Knopf, 1992. [See pp.269-277].

  3. Century of Genocide: Eyewitness Accounts and Critical Views. Edited by Samuel Totten, et al. Chapter 3, James E. Mace "Soviet Man-Made Famine in Ukraine", pp. 78 - 112, New York: Garland Publishing, 1997. (preview book)

  4. Chalk, Frank Robert and Jonassohn Kurt. The History and Sociology of Genocide: Analyses and Case Studies. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1990. (preview book)

  5. Cleyet-Merle, Jean-Jacques. L’histoire inhumane: massacres et genocides des origines a nos jours. Chapitre 8 “Les exterminations sovietiques.” Paris: A. Colin, 1992. (source)

  6. Conquest, Robert. The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization of Agriculture and the Terror Famine. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1986. Sample text: Chapter 16 The Death Roll pp. 299-307

  7. Conquest, Robert. Reflections on a Ravaged Century.  New York: Norton, 1999. (preview book)

  8. Courtois, Stéphane, et al. The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression. Consulting editor Mark Kramer. Cambridge, Massachusetts; London, England: Harvard University Press, 1999. (preview book )

  9. Courtois, Stéphane. Le livre noir du communisme: Crimes, terreur et repression. Paris: Robert Laffont, 1997.

  10. Dolot, Miron. Who Killed Them and Why? Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University, Ukrainian Studies Fund, 1986.

  11. Encyclopedia of Ukraine. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1984-1993. 5 vols. 

  12. Famine in Ukraine 1932-1933. Edited by Roman Serbyn and Bohdan Krawchenko. Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, 1986. (review)

  13. Famine-Genocide in Ukraine 1932-1933: Western Archives, Testimonies and New Research. Edited by Wsevolod W. Isajiw. Toronto: Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre, 2003 (Contents

  14. The Famine-Genocide of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, edited by Yuri Shapoval, Foreword by Lubomyr Luciuk, Translated by Marta D. Olynyk, Kingston: Published by The Kashtan Press for the Ukrainian Civil Liberties Association, 2005, pp 1 - 13

  15. Genocide in the U.S.S.R: Studies in Group Destruction. Munich: Institute for the Study of the U.S.S.R, 1958.

  16. Graziosi, Andrea. The Great Soviet Peasant War: Bolsheviks and Peasants, 1917-1933. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1996. (source)

  17. Holodomor of 1932-33 in Ukraine; Documents and Materials, compiled by Ruslan Pyrih. Kyiv Mohyla Academy Publishing House, 2008. English translation by Stephen Bandera of 73 key documents from a much larger collection in the original Ukrainian and Russian languages.

  18. The Holodomor Reader: A Sourcebook on the Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, compiled and edited by Bohdan Klid and Alexander J. Motyl. University of Alberta, University of Toronto, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 2012.

  19. Kostiuk, Hryhory. Stalinist Rule in Ukraine: A Study in the Decade of Mass Terror. Munich: Institut zur Erforschung der UdSSR, 1960. (source)

  20. Krawchenko, Bohdan. Social Change and Consciousness in Twentieth-Century Ukraine. London: Macmillan Press, 1985.

  21. Kuromiya, Hiroaki. Freedom and Terror in the Donbas: A Ukrainian-Russian Borderland, 1870'a - 1990's. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1998

  22. Luciuk, Lubomyr, ed. Holodomor: Reflections on the Great Famine of 1932 - 1933 in Soviet Ukraine. Kingston; Kashtan Press. 2008

  23. Luciuk, Lubomyr, ed. Not Worthy: Walter Duranty's Pulitzer Prize & the New York Times. Kingston; Kashtan Press. 2004

  24. Mace, James E. Communism and the Dilemmas of National Liberation: National Communism in Soviet Ukraine, 1918-1933. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University, Ukrainian Research Institute, 1983. (review) (Book Description)

  25. The Man-Made Famine in Ukraine. Washington: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1984. [Seminar. Participants: Robert Conquest, Dana Dalrymple, James Mace, Michael Nowak]. (information)

  26. Martchenko, Borys. La famine-genocide en Ukraine: 1932-1933. Paris: Publications de L’Est europeen, 1983.

  27. Martin, Terry. The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union 1923 – 1939. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001.

  28. Radzinskii, Edvard. Stalin The First In-Depth Biography Based on Explosive New Documents from Russia’s Secret Archives. Translated by H. T. Willetts. New York: Doubleday, 1996.

  29. Rummel, Rudolph J. Lethal Politics: Soviet Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1917. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publications, 1990. (preview book)

  30. Schmitz, Gerald. The Famine in the Ukraine, 1932-33: A Canadian Retrospective. Ottawa: Library of Parliament, 1982.

  31. Roman Serbyn, "Kulaks", Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crime Against Humanity, Macmillan Reference USA. 2005, Pp. 628-630

  32. Roman Serbyn, "Ukraine (Famine)", Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crime Against Humanity, Macmillan Reference USA. 2005, Pp. 155-161

  33. Souvarine, Boris. Stalin: A Critical Survey of Bolshevism. New York: Longman & Green, 1939. (preview book)

  34. Souvarine, Boris. Staline: apercu historique du bolshevisme. Paris: Lebovici, 1985.

  35. Studies in Comparative Genocide. Edited by Levon Chorbajian and George Shirinian. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.

  36. Toward the Understanding and Prevention of Genocide: Proceedings of the International Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide. Edited by Israel W. Charny Boulder, Colorado; London: Westview Press, 1984.

  37. Viola, Lynne. The War Against the Peasantry 1927-1930: The Tragedy of the Soviet Countryside, Volume One. Edited by Lynne Viola, V.P. Danilov, N.A. Ivnitskii and Denis Kozlov; Translated by Steven Shabad. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press 2005.

  38. Der ukrainische Hunger-Holocaust: Stalins verschwiegener Volkermord 1932-33 an 7 Millionen ukrainisher Bauern im Spiegel geheimgehaltener Akten des deutschen Auswaertigen Amtes. Sonnebuhl: H. Wild, 1988. [cine Dokumentation, herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Dmytro Zlepko].


  1. Bilinsky, Yaroslav. “Was the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933 Genocide?” Journal of Genocide Studies, I (2) (June 1999) [Lead article].

  3. Bolubash, Anna. “The Great Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933: An Instrument of Russian Nationalities Policy.” Ukrainian Review, (London, England) 26 (4) Winter 1978) and 27 (1) (Spring 1979).

  5. Conquest, Robert. "Ukraine 1933: The Terror Famine" Committee on Conscience. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Genocide and Mass Murder in the Twentieth Century: A Historical Perspective. November 7, 1995 

  7. Coren, Michael. “The Forgotten Holocaust.” The Toronto Sun, (November 18, 2000).

  9. “The Famine: Raising Consciousness.” [Editorial] The Ukrainian Weekly, May 1, 1983.

  11. "Famine Commission a Reality.” [Editorial] The Ukrainian Weekly, April 27, 1986.

  13. Gregorovich Andrew. “Black Famine in Ukraine 1932-33.” Forum (Scranton, Pa.) 24 (1974).

  15. Haliy, Mykola. “The 25th Anniversary of the Great Famine in Ukraine.” Ukrainian Quarterly, 14 (3) (Autumn 1958).

  17. Karatnysky, Adrian. “Forced Famine in Ukraine: A Holocaust the West Forgot.” Wall Street Journal, (July 7, 1983).

  19. Mace, James E. “Famine and Nationalism in Soviet Ukraine.” Problems of Communism, XXXIII (May-June 1984).

  21. Maksudov, Sergei. “The Geography of the Soviet Famine of 1933.” Journal of Ukrainian Studies (Toronto) 8 (2) (1983)

  23. Malarek Victor. “Truth About Soviet-Planned Famine Sought by Ukrainians.” Globe and Mail (Toronto) (March 28, 1983).

  25. Margolis, Eric. “Remembering Ukraine’s Unknown Holocaust.” The Sunday Sun (Toronto) (December 13, 1998).

  26. Margolis, Eric. "Stalin is Century's Bloodiest Figure." The Peoples Voice, (January 21, 2008).

  28. Mischenko, Michael. “Hunger as a Method of Terror and Rule in the Soviet Union.” Ukrainian Quarterly, 5 (2) (Summer 1949).

  30. Moroz, Valentyn. "Nationalism and Genocide: The Origin of the Artificial Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine." The Journal of Historical Review, Summer 1986, Vol. 6, No. 2 Pp. 207-220

  31. Mykulyn, Andrii. “The Russian Terrorist Regime and the Artificial Famine in Ukraine. “Ukrainian Review (London, England) 5 (2) (Summer 1958).

  33. Paluch, Peter. "Spiking the Ukrainian Famine, Again." Nation Review, (April 11, 1986)

  34. Perloff, James. "Holodomor: The Secret Holocaust in Ukraine", New American, Feb. 6, 2009. A comprehensive overview of the Holodomor for beginners

  35. Prymak, Thomas M. “The Great Ukrainian Famine.” Forum (Scranton, Pa.) 54 (Spring 1983).

  36. Radziejowski, Janusz. “Collectivization in Ukraine in Light of Soviet Historiography.” Journal of Ukrainian Studies, 9 (1980).

  38. Rudensky, Marta. “U.S. Commission Says 1932-1933 Famine Was Premeditated Genocide by Stalin.” The Ukrainian Weekly, (April 24, 1988).

  39. Serbyn, Roman. “British Public Opinion and the Famine in Ukraine.” New Review. A Journal of East-European History (Toronto) 8 (3): 89-101.

  40. Serbyn, Roman. “The Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933 as Genocide in the light of the UN Convention of 1948." The Ukrainian Quarterly, Vol. LXII. No. 2. Summer 2006. Pp. 181-204

  41. Solczanyk, Andrij D. “The Great famine of 1932-33 and the Following Terror in Light of Postal Issues.” Ukrains’kyi Filatelist. Ukrainian Philatelist: Journal of the Ukrainian Philatelitic and Numismatic Society, 49 (3) (86) (2001): 28-34.

  42. Yuzyk, Pavlo. “The Black Famine of Ukraine 1932-1933.” Svoboda (Jersey City, New Jersey) June 2, 1973, no. 102

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  1. The Black Deeds of the Kremlin: A White Book Vol. 1 Book of Testimonies. Vol. 2  The Great Famine in Ukraine 1932-1933. Edited by S. O. Pidhainy. Toronto: Ukrainian Association of the Victims of Russian Communist Terror, 1953-1955.

  3. Blum, Alain. Naitre, vivre et mourir en URSS 1917-1991. Paris: Plon, 1994.

  5. Cairns, Andrew. The Soviet Famine 1932-33: An Eyewitness Account of Conditions in the Spring and Summer of 1932. Edited by Tony Kuz. Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, 1989.

  7. Crossman, Richard. The God That Failed. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949.

  9. Dolot, Miron. Execution by Hunger: The Hidden Holocaust. New York; London: W.W. Norton, 1985.

  11. Dushnyck. Walter. 50 Years Ago: The Famine Holocaust in Ukraine. Terror and Human Misery as Instruments of Soviet Russian Imperialism. New York; Toronto: World Congress of Free Ukrainians, 1983.

  13. Great Famine in Ukraine 1932-33. Toronto: Ukrainian Orthodox Brotherhood of St. Volodymyr, 1988. [A collection of memoirs, speeches and essays prepared in 1983 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the genocidal famine].

  15. Grigorenko, Petro. Memoirs (Chapter 4). New York: Norton, 1982. 

  17. Grossman, Vasily. Forever Flowing (Chapter 14). New York: Harper & Row, 1972.

  19. Haliy, Mykola. Organized Famine in Ukraine 1932-1933. Chicago: Ukrainian Research and Information Institute, 1963.

  21. Hryshko, Wasyl. The Ukrainian Holocaust of 1933. Chapter 5 “The Horrors of the Ukrainian Holocaust in Light of Three Testimonies,” pp.91-101. Toronto: Bahriany Foundation, 1983.

  23. Kardinalowska, Tatiana. The Ever-Present Past: The Memoirs of Tatiana Kardinalowska. Edmonton – Toronto: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 2004.

  24. Koestler, Arthur. The Yogi and the Commissar and Other Essays. “Soviet Myth and Reality” pp. 136-138. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1945.

  26. Kopelev, Lev. The Education of a True Believer. New York: Harper & Row, 1980.

  28. Kravchenko, Victor. I Chose Freedom: The Personal and Political Life of a Soviet Official. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1945.

  30. Kravchenko, Victor. J’ai choisi la liberte: La vie politique et privee d’un haut fonctionnaire sovietique. Paris: ed. Self, 1947.

  32. Leshuk, Leonard ed. Days of Famine, Nights of Terror: Firsthand Accounts of Soviet Collectivization 1928-1934. Europa University Press, 2001.

  34. Lyons, Eugene. Assignment in Utopia. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1937.

  36. Makohon, Pavlo. Witness: Memoirs of the Famine of 1933 in Ukraine. Toronto: Anabasis, 1983. [Bilingual]. 

  38. Muggeridge, Malcolm. Chronicles of Wasted Time: Chronicle I: The Green Stick. New York: William Morrow, 1973.

  40. Muggeridge, Malcolm. Winter in Moscow. Boston: Little, Brown, 1934.

  42. Orlov, Alexander. The Secret History of Stalin’s Crimes. New York: Random House, 1953.

  44. Oleskiw, Stephen. The Agony of a Nation: The Great Man-Made Famine in Ukraine, 1932-1933. London, England: The National Committee to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Artificial Famine in Ukraine, 1932-1933, 1983.

  46. Solovey, Dmytro. The Golgotha of Ukraine: Eyewitness Accounts of the Famine in Ukraine. New York: Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, 1953.

  48. Vossler, Ronald Julius. We’ll Meet Again in Heaven: Germans in the Soviet Union Write Their American Relatives: 1925-1937. Fargo, ND: North Dakota State University Libraries, 2001.

  50. Woropay, Olexa. The Ninth Circle: In Commemoration of the Victims of the Famine of 1933. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University, Ukrainian Studies Fund, 1983.

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Articles in Journals and Newspapers

  1. Bertillion Suzanne. “La Famine en Ukraine.” Le Matin (Paris), pp. 1-2 (August 30, 1933).

  3. “The Soviet Famine of 1932-1934.” Soviet Studies, XV (3) (January 1964): 250-284 and further references, XVI (4) (1965): 471-474.

  5. Graziosi, Andrea. “Lettres de Kharkov; La famine en Ukraine et dans le Caucase du Nord à travers les rapports des diplomates italiens,1932-1934.” Cahiers du monde russe et soviétique, 30 (1989): 2-106.

  7. Graziosi, Andrea. “Lettere da Kharkov: la carestia in Ucraina e nel Caucaso del Nordi nei rapporti dei diplomati italiani. 1932-33." Torino: Einaudi, 1991.

  9. Honcharenko, Oleksander. “The Soviet-Induced Artificial Famine: A First-Person Account.” Social Education, 55 (2) p. 1 (February 1991).

  11. Lang, Harry. Series of articles in NewYork Evening Journal, (April 15-23,1935.)

  13. Muggeridge, Malcolm. “’Hunger’ Is the Word I Heard Most.” New Perspectives (Toronto) (February 19, 1983). [An Interview by Marco Carynnyk].

  15. Muggeridge, Malcolm. “The Soviet and the Peasantry: An Observer’s Notes.” Manchester Guardian (March 25, 27, 28. 1933).

  17. Muggeridge, Malcolm. “The Soviets' War on the Peasants. Fortnightly Review, 39 (1933): 558-564.

  19. Prychodko, N. “The Famine in 1932-34 in Ukraine.” Ukrainian Quarterly 9 (1053) 213-117.

  21. Sanger, Richard H. “Millions Starved in Man-Made Ukraine Famine.” New York Evening Journal, p. 4 (May 1, 1935).

  23. Slavutych, Yar. “The Famine of 1932-1933 As It Affected One Rural Council." (A recollection). The Ukrainian Quarterly, 39 (2) (Summer 1983): 179-188.

  25. "The Ukrainian Holocaust: Alberta's Survivors Mark the Soviet Destruction of 7 million People.” Alberta Report, (October 31, 1983) pp. 28-33.

  27. The Ukrainian Weekly (Ed) The Great Famine in Ukraine: The Unknown Holocaust. Jersey City, New Jersey: Svoboda Press, 1983.

  29. “Visitors Describe Famine in Ukraine.” The New Fork Times, p.6. (August 29, 1933).

  31. Walker, Thomas. Series of articles in the New York Evening Journal, (February 18-27, 1935).

  33. Walker, Thomas. “Six Million Perish in Soviet Famine. ” Chicago American, (February 25, 1935).

  35. Walker, Thomas. “Hunger, Despair, Death in Ukraine Agony.” Chicago American, (March 4, 1935).

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  1. Carynnyk Marco. “Blind Eye to Murder: Britain, the United States and the Ukrainian Famine of 1933.” In Famine in Ukraine 1932-1933. Edited by Roman Serbyn and Bohdan Krawchenko. Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, 1986.

  3. Carynnyk, Marco. “Making the News Fit to Print: Walter Duranty, The New York Times and the Ukraine Famine of 1933.” In Famine in Ukraine 1932-1933.  Edited by Roman Serbyn and Bohdan Krawchenko. Edmonton; Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, 1986.

  5. Crowl, James William. Angels in Stalin’s Paradise: Western Reporters in Soviet Russia, 1917-1937, A Case Study of Louis Fischer and Walter Duranty. Lanham; New York; London: University Press of America, 1982.

  7. The Foreign Office and the Famine: British Documents on Ukraine and the Great Famine of 1932-33. Edited by Marco Carynnyk, Lubomyr Y. Luciuk and Bohdan S. Kordan. Kingston, Ontario: Limestone Press, 1988.

  9. Sysyn, Frank. “The Role of the Diaspora in Research and Public Discussions of the Famine of 1932-1933. In Studies in Comparative Genocide (Part III). Edited by Levon Chorbajian and George Shirinian. St. Martin’s Press, 1999.

  11. Taylor, S. J. Stalin’s Apologist; Walter Duranty The New York Time’s Man in Moscow. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990.

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Articles in Journals and Newspapers
  1. Carynnyk, Marco.“The Famine the Times Couldn’t Find.” Commentary (November, 1983, p.33).

  3. Chamberlin, William Henry. Soviet Taboos. Foreign Affairs, 140 (1934): 432-435.

  5. Herring, Mark Y. “Useful Idiot.” Contra Mundum (No. 15 Final Print Issue). [Review of Stalin’s Apologist by S. J. Taylor].

  7. Hunter, Ian. “A Tale of Truth and Two Journalists.” Report Magazine (March 27, 2000).

  9. Mace, James E. The Politics of Famine: American Government and Press Response to the Ukrainian Famine, 1932-1933. Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 3 (1) (1988):75-94.

  11. Stuttaford, Andrew. “An Apology That Is Long Overdue The Paper of Record.” (The New York Times). National Review Online (May 15, 2001).

  13. "The Times and the Famine." [Editorial]  The Ukrainian Weekly, June 22, 1986

  1. International Commission of Inquiry into the 1932-33 Famine in Ukraine. Proceedings [transcript], May 23-27, 1988. Brussels, Belgium: International Commission of Inquiry into the 1932-33 Famine in Ukraine, 1988. [Jacob W.F. Sundberg, President; Legal Counsel, World Congress of Free Ukrainians: John Sopinka, Alexandra Chyczij; Legal Counsel for the Commission: Ian A. Hunter].

  3. International Commission of Inquiry into the 1932-33 Famine in Ukraine. Proceedings [transcript), October 21- November 5, 1988. New York, N.Y.: International Commission of Inquiry into the 1932-33 Famine in Ukraine, 1988. [Jacob W.F. Sundberg, President; Counsel for the Petitioner, William Liber; General Counsel: Ian Hunter].

  5. International Commission of Inquiry into the 1932-33 Famine in Ukraine. Final Report. Stockholm, Sweden: International Commission of Inquiry into the 1932-33 Famine in Ukraine, 1990. [The Stockholm Institute of Public and International Law, No. 109. Also published in Toronto, 1990].

  7. United States. Commission on the Ukraine Famine. Investigation of the Ukrainian Famine, 1932-1933. 2 vols. Daniel E. Mica, Chairman; James E. Mace, Staff Director. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1987 & 1988. [First and Second Interim Reports of the Meetings and Hearings of and before Commission on the Ukraine Famine. Both volumes contain extremely powerful testimonies by survivors.]

  9. United States. Commission on the Ukraine Famine. Investigation of the Ukrainian Famine, 1932-1933: Report to Congress. Washington, D. C. Government Printing Office, 1988. [Contains ten oral histories by survivors).

  11. United States. Commission on the Ukraine Famine. Oral History Project of the Commission on the Ukraine Famine. Edited James E. Mace and Leonid Herets. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1990.

  13. United States. House of Representatives. Select Committee on Communist Aggression. Communist Takeover and Occupation of Ukraine. Special Report. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1954, pp.1-36.

  15. United States. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. Collectivization and Its Impact on the Ukrainian Population and on Soviet Agriculture: Hearing [November 15, 1983]. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1983.

  1. Famine-33” (Holod 33)  [95 min.] Directed by Oles Yanchuk; written (in Ukrainian with English subtitles) by Sherhij Diachenko and Les Taniuk, based on the novel “The Yellow Prince,” by Vasyl Barka.

  3. Famine [5:52]  Ukrainianism, John Stetch – piano jazz disc. 5th cut. Justin Time label, Just 187. 2001. In the accompanying booklet John writes:

      Still unbeknownst to many, seven million Ukrainians were purposely starved to death in the breadbasket of Europe. The man-made Famine of 1933 was an act of genocide by Stalin’s soviet regime to undermine the social basis of national resistance. Soldiers confiscated all grain and food, shot those who didn’t comply, and meanwhile 1.7 million tons of grain were being dumped on western markets. With this unfathomable horror in mind, I improvised this piece, and eerily alluded to two different Ukrainian folk songs; the first ‘Mother Told Me So’ is basked in a sea of atonality, and the latter one is ironically titled ‘The Rye is Ripe…(welcome my good guests during this bountiful harvest).

  5. Famine in the Soviet Ukraine 1932-1933. A Memorial Exhibition,  Widener Library, Harvard University. Prepared by Oksana Procyk, Leonid Heretz, James E. Mace.Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. 1986. 83 p. illus.

  7. The Famine. Choreography by Danovia Stechishin. Music: Mission Soundtrack E. Morricone. Performed by the Ukrainian Academy of Dance, choreography Danovia Stechishin, St. Evtymij Choir from St. Nicholas Church, conductor Adrian Ivakhiv. Premier performance at the Sixth World Congress of Free Ukrainians, Commemorative Rally in memory of over 7 million victims of the Great Famine-Genocide in Ukraine 1932-1933.  Sunday, November 7, 1993, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario. 

  9. Famine-Genocide 1932-1933. [18 min]. Toronto: Kontakt Television. September 1998. Produced by Jurij Klufas. Narrated by Michael Luchka and Jurij Klufas. Includes interviews with five Famine-Genocide survivors: Maria Boshyk, Benjamin Chmilenko, Pavlo Makohon, Valentyna Podasz and Agnes Starostenko. (This segment was featured in The Genocide Factor produced by Media Entertainment – see below).

  11. The Genocide Factor: From the Bible to Present Day. A four-hour documentary. Series introduced by Academy Award Winner Jon Voight. Produced by Media Entertainment.  2001. The Ukrainian Famine 1933 segment featured in episode 2 includes interviews with Famine-Genocide survivors. Jon Voight narrates the following about the Famine:

      It is estimated that approximately 14.5 million people died as the result of these efforts. Whatever the acutal number there is no dispute over the fact that the Ukrainian campaign to transform their agraian system represents one of the greatest man-made catastrophies since the dawn of history.

  13. Genocide Revealed: Educational Release DVD, directed by Yurij Luhovy. 2011. [26 min. and 52 min. editions]. Narrator:Graham Greene, Voice-overs: Lubomir Mykytiuk, Jill Hennessy.
    Reviewed by Cheryl A. Madden

  14. Harvest of Despair: The 1932-33 Famine In Ukraine. Toronto: Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre, 1984. [60 min. VHS video. Available in English and French [Probes the causes and consequences of the Soviet engineered genocidal famine. Features eighteen interviews with survivors and witnesses, including: Lev Kopelv, a former Soviet activist; British journalist Malcolm Muggeridge; and former Soviet General Petro Grigorenko] Harvest of Despair television documentary film at International Films & Television Festival of New York.

  16. No Birds Sang. [19 min. colour, 16mm., or VHS]. Produced for the weekly public affairs program “The Fifth Estate” and aired in April 1983. Discussion with four survivors residing in Canada; British journalist, Malcolm Muggeridge, Alexander Pedakin of the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa and Marco Carynnyk a Toronto researcher and writer.

  1. Bereshko, Ludmilla. stories in "The Parcel from Chicken Street and Other Stories". Compiled by Fran Ponomarenko. Illustrated by Ivan Ostafiychuk. Montreal: DC Books. 1989
    - Read Book Review
    - Read Introduction
    - Read Xenia
    - Read Ghosts

  2. Bondarenko, Mykola. Ukraine 1933: A Cookbook, Linocuts by Mykola Bondarenko. Printed by the Historical and Educational Complex of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, South Bound Brook, New Jersey, 2003.

  3. Dallas, Eugenia Sakevich. One Woman, Five Lives, Five CountriesAurora, Colorado: The National Writers Press. 1998

  4. Dimarov, Anatoliy et al. A Hunger Most Cruel: The Human Face of the 1932-1933 Terror-Famine in Soviet Ukraine. Winnipeg: Language Lantern Publications. 2002.

  6. Kokot, Antonina. Kolkhoz Childhood and German Slavery: Memoirs. Self Published. 1993.
  7. Orwell, George. Animal Farm. London: Penguin Books. 1945
  8. Online version:
  9. Primpolis, Peter. My Rocky Road of Life. Steinbach, Manitoba: Self published. 2000.
  10. Skrypuch Forchuk, Marsha. Enough. Toronto: Fitzhenry & Whiteside. 2000.

  11. Skrypuch Forchuk, Marsha.“The Rings” In Kobzar’s Children: A Century of Untold Stories. Edited by Marsha Skrypuch Forchuk. Toronto: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2006.
    - Read Excerpt.
    - Read reviews of the anthology here and here.

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