The Holodomor, sometimes referred to as the Great Famine, was a famine in Soviet Ukraine from 1932 to 1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians. The term Holodomor emphasises the famine’s man-made and intentional aspects such as rejection of outside aid, confiscation of household foodstuffs and restriction of population movement. Today the event is marked in 15 countries on the fourth Saturday in November, which this year fell on 28 November.
The Holodomor was part of the Soviet famine of 1932–33 that killed millions of people in the major grain-producing areas of the Soviet Union, including Ukraine, Northern Caucasus, Volga Region and Kazakhstan, the South Urals, and West Siberia. It has been estimated that between 3.3 and 3.9 million died in Ukraine and 2 million (42% of all Kazakhs) died in Kazakhstan.
‘Soviet famine of 1932–33,’ Wikipedia
Illustration: By неизв. – 1. A. Markoff “Famine in USSR” 2. приложение к N 4-5 эмигрантского журнала “За рулем”, август-сентябрь 1933 года. Перепечатка из Русского экономического бюллетеня, 9. , Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10900049