Commission on the Ukraine Famine: Selection of Digitized Oral Histories


HREC worked with the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre (UCRDC) to digitize and preserve valuable oral testimonies collected by the U.S. Commission on the Ukraine Famine, which was established in 1986 under the direction of Dr. James Mace. Dr. Mace turned to UCRDC for assistance in gathering Famine testimonies in Canada. The entire set of 207 original recordings of oral histories was presented to the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) in Ukraine but subsequently has disappeared. The only surviving copies of the tapes are held in the archives of UCRDC. HREC funded the digitization of these tapes.