Holodomor Learning Resources


2023 marks ninety years since a dark chapter in human history was written: the Holodomor, a man-made famine that ravaged Ukraine from 1932 to 1933. Now more than ever, awareness and education on this tragic period is critical for younger generations of all backgrounds.


The Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) is part of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies and a world leader in Holodomor scholarship.

HREC's website is a rich source of information pertaining to the Holodomor, including witness accounts, an online photo directory, and documents and articles showing the world's response to the starvation.

Years of concentrated research has also resulted in a good number of historically significant and academically sound publications on the topics of the Holodomor and famine and genocide in wider contexts. Below is a select collection of titles we can suggest for those wishing to increase their knowledge of the Holodomor.


Documenting the Famine of 1932-33 in Ukraine: Archival Collections on the Holodomor Outside the Former Soviet Union
Empire, Colonialism, and Famine in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Contextualizing the Holodomor: The Impact of Thirty Years of Ukrainian Famine Studies
The Holodomor Reader: A Sourcebook on the Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine
Starving Ukraine: The Holodomor and Canada's Response
The Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine: An Anatomy of the Holodomor
Eternal Memory: Monuments and Memorials of the Holodomor
Holodomor in Ukraine: The Genocidal Famine, 1932-1933
Communism and Hunger: The Ukrainian, Kazakh, and Soviet Famines in Comparative Perspective
Documenting the Famine of 1932-33 in Ukraine: Archival Collections on the Holodomor Outside the Former Soviet Union (Ukraina Moderna Journal)
In the World of Stalinist Crimes: Ukraine in the Years of the Purges and Terror (1934-1938) from the Polish Perspective
The Transformation of Civil Society: An Oral History of Ukrainian Peasant Culture, 1920s to 1930s
Genocide: The Power and Problems of a Concept
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