On Saturday, November 26, we will commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor – Stalin’s genocide of Ukrainians by starvation in 1932-1933. The then artificially induced famine claimed millions of human lives. Ukraine, the Czechia and many other countries have recognized the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian nation.
The devotional meeting will take place at the statue of St. Wenceslas on Wenceslas Square in Prague, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. On the spot, it will be possible to light a candle for the victims of artificially induced hunger and with an exhibition about the causes, course and consequences of the Holodomor in Ukraine.
You can also honor the memory of the Holodomor victims at home or at work. On Saturday, November 27 at 4:00 p.m., light a candle in the window of your home to honor the memory of the millions of Ukrainians who died during the famine of 1932-1933. The idea of ”candles for the victims of the Holodomor” came from James Mace, an American historian who in the 1980s chaired the Special Commission to Investigate the Famine in Ukraine established by the US Congress.
“No one knows how many died, it is estimated at 6-7 million people. People were afraid to let children out alone ‘because they would steal them, kill them and eat them,’” says one comment on Meta.
Today, when we pay our respects to the victims of the Holodomor, we remember the people who struggled, fought and died for their freedom and right to life. Causing a famine in fertile Ukraine is one of the Communist Party’s long list of crimes.