Holodomor Memorial

A boquet of flowers sit on a bench of the Holodomor Memorial
Holodomor Memorial

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This memorial is dedicated to the millions of people of Ukraine who perished in the man-made famine of 1932-1933 known as the Holodomor - death by starvation. Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, wanted to rapidly transform the country into an industrialized, Russian-led, communist world power. Part of the plan was to collectivize agriculture, meaning farmers had to surrender their crop to the state for redistribution among the entire population. The plan led to widespread starvation, which some scholars argue was intentional.


В пам'ять про мільйони невинних жертв
штучного голоду
в Україні, спланованого і
вчиненого сталінським
тоталітарним режимом
In Memory of the Millions of Innocent Victims
Of a man-made famine
In Ukraine engineered and
Implemented by Stalin’s
Totalitarian regime

National Mall and Memorial Parks

Last updated: October 29, 2020