Sharing the Story – Holodomor Awareness eNewsletter – Volume 1, Issue 5 – November 18, 2013.

Volume 1, Issue 5 – November 18, 2013.



National Holodomor Awareness week underway in Canada


Canadians mark the 80th anniversary of the Ukrainian Genocide



“The Ukrainian Famine was the crime of the century that nobody’s ever heard of.”

Historian James Mace



The Ukrainian Canadian Congress with its member organizations has launched the 2013 National Holodomor Awareness Week November 18-24 with commemorative events scheduled across the country.


A variety of lectures, film nights, discussions and commemorative services will raise awareness of this genocide of the Ukrainian people. Throughout the week Canadians will unite in paying tribute to the memory of the victims while celebrating the determination and future of a nation.


For a list of events across Canada visit



18-24 листопада 2013 р. Конґрес Українців Канади разом зі своїми складовими організаціями започатковує Всеканадський тиждень пам’яті жертв Голодомору.


Конференції, фільми, громадські зустрічі та пам’ятні заходи допоможуть підвищити обізнаність про цей геноцид українського народу. Протягом тижня канадці об’єднаються у вшануванні пам’яті жертв Голодомору та в той же час у возвеличенні мужності нашого народу в його прагненні до майбутнього.


Перелік пам’ятних заходів у Канаді розміщено на

A few highlights 
  • The provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta are featuring the Holodomor in their regional newspapers on November 18. Check out today’s online editions of the Regina LeaderPostSaskatoon Star PhoenixEdmonton Journal and
    Calgary Herald.
  • A poignant statue will soon be added to the grounds of the provincial legislature in Saskatchewan as part of a project to raise awareness of the Holodomor. On November 18, during a memorial service for victims of the Holodomor, the statue – a replica of the sombre girl erected in Kyiv – was unveiled in Regina.
  • An exhibit and display of literature opens at the London Central Library. The exhibit runs through November 23.
  • The exhibit Holodomor: Genocide by Famine opens at Toronto City Halland runs through November 24.

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aboutTheLogoNational Holodomor Awareness Week
International Holodomor Memorial Day
Saturday, November 23, 2013
National Holodomor 
Awareness Week

November 18-24, 2013
aboutTheLogoAbout the Logo

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.

Are you an educator?


Speakers from the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) and the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre (UCRDC) are available to visit schools and discuss the Holodomor.


Contact the National Holodomor Education Committee (NHEC) оr HREC for in-service teacher training, workshops, Holodomor Memorial Day announcements and teaching resources.


NHEC:; HREC: 416-923-4732,


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