Holodomor (Ukrainian Famine Genocide) Resource Websites

More Holodomor Websites & Internet Resources:

Candles lit in Holodomor remembrance on the streets of Kyiv, Ukraine

~ Holodomor Research and Education Consortium website
HREC, as it is popularly called, was established in 2013 with the support of the Temerty Foundation as a project of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS), University of Alberta.  It is comprised of two divisions:

  • “The HREC Research component conducts and promotes research on the Holodomor and related topics and engages scholars and institutions across disciplines through conferences, grants competitions, fellowships, translation and publication programs, and other outreach activities.”
  • “The HREC Education component furthers the research, study, and teaching of the Holodomor through six streams: resource development, educator training workshops, presentations, outreach, promotion, and consulting.”

The HREC website, which provides access to both components,  is continuously updated and includes basic information about the Holodomor and links to a variety of HREC scholar events and opportunities for research sharing and funding. Furthermore, it links to unique research collections and resources, many of which are also described and shared on the various subject pages of our own website; for example the Holodomor Reader, the Holodomor Photo Directory, numerous collections of survivor and witness accounts, and  video recordings of scholarly proceedings and presentations.  Latest announcements also available on their Facebook page.
For further information on the rich array of HREC Education opportunities for educators and Holodomor educational materials, please see HOLODOMOR RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS.

Holodomor Ukraine Genocide 1932-33
Website of the U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor Genocide Awareness (U.S. Holodomor Committee), which was formed in 2006 under the initiative of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA).  The Committee focuses on bringing Holodomor education into school curricula, media outreach,  genocide recognition by state governments, exhibits, and a variety of awareness projects. One of the Committee’s most notable endeavors was making the establishment of a Holodomor memorial in Washington DC a reality.  The Memorial, created by architect Larysa Kurylas, was unveiled in a solemn ceremony in 2015.
The Committee’s website features basic information about the Holodomor, a selection of resources for further information, and news about some of their events and initiatives.  Latest information is best obtained via their Facebook page.

A sampling of other English language Holodomor websites that exist around the world, each presenting some unique features and perspectives :

~ Holodomor National Awareness Tour,  website which describes this Canadian program and offers links to numerous Holodomor and genocide related  resources created specifically for the Tour. (see also description at HOLODOMOR RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS).  Active on Facebook with updates and discussion.

~ Ukrainian Genocide Famine 1932-1933, website of the Ukrainian Genocide Famine Foundation – USA, based in Chicago.
Highlights: describes the Foundation’s Holodomor related activities and events; presents basic information and dated reading list;  links to Motria Melnyk’s Curriculum Guide for Teaching Genocides with a Focus on the Holodomor (see description at HOLODOMOR RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS). Also regularly posts its activities on their Facebook page.

~Holodomor, the Ukrainian Genocide, webpage on the University of Minnesota Holocaust and Genocide Education website.
Great example of  a brief information page with embedded links and list of additional resources, that exists within the framework of a broader genocide institutional framework.

~ Holodomor series of webpages from the Ukrainian Canadian Congres with continuously updated listings of events and announcements; also includes a list of resources.

~ The Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre homepage index lists information on several UCRDC Holodomor projects over the years, e.g.,  the acclaimed 1984 documentary, Harvest of Despair, with links to the film in 5 languages and related information; oral history projects,  and more.

~ Ucrainica Research Institute website. This Canadian organization is probably best known for its landmark 100+panel Holodomor exhibit (more information at AUTHENTIC HOLODOMOR PHOTOGRAPHS AND OTHER VISUAL RESOURCES )

~Holodomor 1932-33, webpage on the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB) website.
Variety of historical information, survivor testimony, small but updated list of resources, description of local events and initiatives.

Key websites from Ukraine for Holodomor information:

~ Institute of History of Ukraine, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine/ Інститут історії України Національної академії наук України. This up-to-date and very well maintained scholarly website is particularly useful for its extensive catalog and online access to a wealth of resources on the Holodomor.  Search in both English or Ukrainian; most text in Ukrainian, but many English language materials are also available.

Page from one of 19 registers listing the names of persons who perished during the Holodomor. At the National Museum of the Holodomor genocide, Kyiv, Ukraine. Click to enlarge

~ National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide /Національний музей Голодомору-геноциду in Kyiv. The website features information about the museum, its mission, events, and activities, including a 3-D tour. Of particular interest are the  National and Oblast Books of Memory,  registers by oblast (state)of verified Holodomor deaths records, with additional historical documentation unique to each region.  Other unique resources featured on the website included educational projects,  a listing of films – some accessible via provided links, a small collection of authentic photographs, and more.   English language option available; if your browser offers an automatic translator, that might provide more accurate translation,

~ Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance /Український Інститут Національної Пам’яті. This Ukrainian only website offers links to several recent educational and public information resources about the Holodomor; e.g. a very good downloadable exhibit; booklets, video clips, info-graphics, links, etc. Some materials are available in English and described elsewhere on this website; e.g.: the 2016 booklet Holodomor: Communist Genocide in Ukraine . This series of posters is linked via their Facebook page:  People of Truth series.

~  Genocide of the Ukrainian people: Holodomor of 1932-1933 /Геноцид українського народу: Голодомор 1932–1933 рр./
Webpages of the National Archives of Ukraine/ Державна архівна служба України, administrative division dedicated to managing  resources on the Holodomor. The website of the National Archives appear to be in transition, and this division’s pages primarily point to the “old” website. A wealth of primary documents and survivor accounts, mostly in Ukrainian are available online via the Publications page. Of particular interest are the photo and film directories available here:   includes thumbnails of verified Holodomor photographs beginning here. Not updated since 2008 thus some links no longer functional; but still of considerable value to researchers. Ukrainian language access: Електронний Архів Голодомору