Canadians prepare to mark 80th anniversary of Holodomor
Canadians have planned a wide range of commemorative initiatives in cities across the country to pay tribute to the victims of the Holodomor, Famine-Genocide of 1932-33. A list of events is available by visiting the UCC web site.
Our web site featuring testimonies of Holodomor survivors continues to resonate around the world and attract new followers daily. We remind you that these poignant clips can also be screened during local commemorations.
In addition to the English translations the most recent additions to the site now include English language subtitles making them easier to share with a broader Canadian audience.
The logo selected for the80th commemorative year, designed by Ukrainian Canadian artist Oleh Lesiuk, depicts five stalks of wheat delicately bound with a black ribbon. While serving as a reminder of the famine’s devastation, the wheat symbolizes the Ukrainian nation’s determination to live and prosper; the nation’s future.
“Five Ears of Grain” Law
On August 7, 1932, Joseph Stalin authored a law with a sentence of death or 10 years’ imprisonment for the misappropriation of collective farm property. This law led to mass arrests and executions. Even children caught picking handfuls of grain from fields were convicted.
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