Further Reading

Applebaum, Anne. Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine. Toronto: Signal/McClelland & Stewart, 2017. 

Balan, Jars. “Rhea Clyman: A Forgotten Canadian Eyewitness to the Hunger of 1932,” in Women and the Holodomor-Genocide: Victims, Survivors, Perpetrators ed. by, Victoria A. Malko. Fresno: The Press at California State University, 2019.

Bilous, Larysa. Lemkin, Rafael. Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine, 2023. 

Cipko, Serge. Starving Ukraine: the Holodomor and Canada’s Response Regina: Regina University Press, 2018.

Conquest, Robert. The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Corporaal, Marguérite & Ingrid de Zwarte. “Heritages of Hunger: European Famine Legacies in Current Academic Debates,” International Journal of Heritage Studies (2021). 

Davies, R.W. and Stephen G. Wheatcroft. The Years of Hunger: Soviet Agriculture, 1931–1933. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Edele, Mark Debates on Stalinism. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020.

Fonzi, Paolo. “Non-Soviet Perspectives on the Great Famine: A Comparative Analysis of British, Italian, Polish, and German Sources.” Nationalities Papers 48, no. 3 (2020): 444–59.

Graziosi, Andrea & Frank E. Sysyn. Genocide: The Power and Problems of a Concept. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s Press, 2022.

Graziosi, Andrea. Stalinism, Collectivization and the Great Famine. Cambridge, Mass.: Ukrainian Studies Fund, 2009.

Graziosi, Andrea. “The Soviet 1931–1933 Famines and the Ukrainian Holodomor: Is a New Interpretation Possible, and What Would Its Consequences Be?”, Harvard Ukrainian Studies 27 (2004–2005), pp. 97–115.

Kis, Oksana. “Defying Death: Women’s Experience of the Holodomor, 1932-1933,” Aspasia 7, no. 1 (2013): 42-67.

“Lemkin on Genocide of Nations,” Journal of International Criminal Justice 9 (2009), pp. 123–30.

Mattingly, Daria. “[Extra]ordinary Women: Female Perpetrators of the Holodomor,” in Women and the Holodomor-Genocide: Victims, Survivors, Perpetrators ed. by, Victoria A. Malko. Fresno: The Press at California State University, 2019.

Mattingly, Daria. “Idle, Drunk, and Good for Nothing: Cultural memory of the Rank-and-File Perpetrators of the 1932-33 Famine in Ukraine” in The Burden of the Past: History, Memory, and Identity in Contemporary Ukraine ed. by Anna Wylegala and Malgorzata Głowacka-Grajper. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2020, 19-49.

Martin, Terry. The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923–1939. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2001.

Naimark, Norman M. Stalin’s Genocides. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2010.

Plokhy, Serhii. “Mapping the Great Famine,” in The Future of the Past: New Perspectives on Ukrainian History. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2016, 375-421.

Richter, James. “Famine, Memory, and Politics in the Post-Soviet Space: Contrasting Echoes of Collectivization in Ukraine and Kazakhstan.” Nationalities Papers 48, no. 3 (2020): 476–91.

Snyder, Timothy. Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. New York: Basic Books, 2010.

How People Live in Soviet Russia: Impressions from a Journey

HREC is making available in English a translation of the account of Mendel Osherowitch, originally in Yiddish,  of his visit to Soviet Ukraine in February/March 1932. Osherowitch provides first-hand descriptions of the beginning of what has come to be known as the Holodomor, the genocidal Great Famine of 1932-33 in Soviet Ukraine. He describes widespread discontent and despair, extensive poverty, peasant insurrections and their repression by the regime, and the silence of Western journalists in Moscow about the true conditions in the USSR, repeatedly recounting how he was told the food situation would get even worse. Osherowitch returned to New York disenchanted by what he had witnessed. The translation was arranged and edited by Professor Luciuk, currently at the Royal Military College of Canada. 

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