Україна Модерна, No. 30, 2021
Supported by the Peter Jacyk Program for the Study of Modern Ukrainian History and Society at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, the scholarly journal Ukraina Moderna is one of the leading historical journals in Ukraine.
Its special issue no. 30 for 2021 is dedicated to the topic of the archival collections on the Holodomor outside the former Soviet Union. It contains fifteen scholarly articles that resulted from a conference entitled “Documenting the Famine of 1932–33 in Ukraine: Archival Collections on the Holodomor Outside the Former Soviet Union,” which was held at the University of Alberta on 1–2 November 2019. The conference organizers, seeking to explore and bring to light little-known sources, invited a number of scholars who have worked in archival collections to contribute to the discussion. The resulting volume presents a survey of various archival collections. Researchers who have worked with archives of immigrant and diaspora communities in Europe and North America shared their knowledge of materials in the collections of Ukrainian, Jewish, and Mennonite communities that had emigrated from Soviet Ukraine. The archives of these groups, which had maintained contact with and aided their compatriots in Soviet Ukraine, cast a new light on the events of 1932–33. A number of papers in this volume describe these archival collections and analyze materials of these lesser-known and under-researched primary sources. This issue also contains nine book reviews.