In 1932-1933, the Soviets committed an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people. Hoping to break resistance of nationally-conscious forces in Ukraine and to avoid Ukraine’s separation from the USSR, the Soviets applied hunger terror which led to the death of millions of Ukrainian citizens. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian families were deported to Siberia and other Northern regions of the USSR in “death trains” to be left to the mercy of fate in a cold desert or amid the woods.
The truth about the frightful crimes of the Soviets had been under taboo for decades. The pre-conditions for restoring historical justice in Ukraine appeared when it gained its independence.
The “Genocide of the Ukrainian people: reaction of international community” exhibition reveals the reaction of the League of Nations and the international community to the famine in Soviet Ukraine in the early 1930s as well as the current attitude of the United Nations, various European institutions and world governments to the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as to an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people.
The “Genocide of the Ukrainian people: the reaction of international community” exhibition consists of three parts. It includes archival materials and documents on exhibition stands, information posters and a video installation.
The exhibition will be open for visitors at the Memory Hall of “The Memorial in commemoration of famines’ victims in Ukraine” National Museum from 23 October to 23 November 2013.