Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Panakhyda [Requiem/Memorial Service] For Victims Of The 1932-33 Holodomor [Forced Famine In Ukraine]

Panakhyda [Requiem/Memorial Service]
For Victims of the 1932-33 Holodomor [Forced Famine in Ukraine]

Sunday, November 26, 2006
1:30 PM
St. Andrew's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral
15100 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

[The Ukrainian Orthodox Church separated from Moscow in 1921 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukraine was briefly independent, after the Russian Revolution, from 1917 to 1921. It is estimated that millions of persons -- like the Jewish Holocaust, exact estimates vary -- died in the Holodomor --Josef Stalin's forced famine in Ukraine -- in 1932-33.]

The first three archival photos document the genocide of Ukraine, especially in Kharkiv, the capital of Eastern Ukraine and the first capital of the Soviet Union. It is today Ukraine's second largest city after Kyiv. As forced Soviet collectivization failed, millions of peasants struggled to reach Kharkiv, and other Ukrainian cities, where most died. The last photo is a commemoration at the Holodomor Memorial in Kyiv. A new Holodomor Memorial is currently under planning and construction in Washington, D.C.

Photo credits: via Wikimedia. With thanks.


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