Youtube

Resources

HREC/CIUS Publications

HREC maintains an active publishing program, with a focus on the publication of proceedings based on its conferences.

Holodomor Reader: A Sourcebook on the Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine

Holodomor Reader: A Sourcebook on the Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine

The Holodomor Reader is a wide-ranging collection of key texts and source materials, many of which have never before appeared in English, on the genocidal famine (Holodomor) of 1932–33 in Soviet Ukraine. The subject is introduced in an extensive interpretive essay, and the material is presented in six sections: scholarship; legal assessments, findings, and resolutions; eyewitness accounts and memoirs; survivor testimonies, memoirs, diaries, and letters; Soviet, Ukrainian, British, German, Italian, and Polish documents; and works of literature. Each section is prefaced with introductory remarks. The Reader is an indispensable guide for all those interested in the Holodomor, genocide, or Stalinism.

Contextualizing the Holodomor: The Impact of Thirty Years of Ukrainian Famine Studies

Contextualizing the Holodomor: The Impact of Thirty Years of Ukrainian Famine Studies

It was in the 1980s that the Famine of 1932–33 in Ukraine became the subject of serious academic study with the publication of Robert Conquest’s ground-breaking The Harvest of Sorrow. In 2013, on the 80th anniversary of the Holodomor, HREC partnered with several institutions to organize a conference examining what 30 years of scholarly work on the Famine has added to our understanding of Ukrainian history, Soviet history, communism, and genocide studies. This volume contains articles presented at a conference by the same name organized by HREC.

Andrij Makuch and Frank Sysyn. Contextualizing the Holodomor:The Impact of Thirty Years of Ukrainian Famine Studies. Toronto: CIUS Press, 2015.

  • Frank Sysyn, "Thirty Years of Research on the Holodomor: A Balance Sheet."
  • Olga Andriewsky, "Towards a Decentred History: The Study of the Holodomor and Ukrainian Historiography."
  • Andrea Graziosi, "The Impact of Holodomor Studies on the Understanding of the USSR."
  • Françoise Thom, "Reflections on Stalin and the Holodomor."
  • Stanislav Kul'chyts'kyi, "The Holodomor of 1932–33: How and Why?"
  • Norman M. Naimark, "How the Holodomor Can Be Integrated into our Understanding of Genocide."
Communism and Hunger: The Ukrainian, Chinese, Kazakh, and Soviet Famines in Comparative Perspective

Communism and Hunger: The Ukrainian, Chinese, Kazakh, and Soviet Famines in Comparative Perspective

In this volume, leading specialists examine the affinities and differences between the pan-Soviet famine of 1931–1933, the Ukrainian Holodomor, the Kazakh great hunger, and the famine in China in 1959–1961. The contributors presented papers at a conference organized by the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium in 2014.

Andrea Graziosi and Frank Sysyn. Communism and Hunger: The Ukrainian, Chinese, Kazakh, and Soviet Famines in Comparative Perspective. Toronto: CIUS Press, 2016.

  • Andrea Graziosi and Frank E. Sysyn, "Communism and Hunger: Introduction."
  • Nicolas Werth, "Stalin’s and Mao’s Famines: Similarities and Differences Food Shortages, Hunger, and Famines in the USSR, 1928-33."
  • Lucien Bianco, “Comparing the Soviet and Chinese Famines: Their Perpetrators, Actors, and Victims."
  • Niccolò Pianciola, "Towards a Transnational History of Great Leaps Forward in Pastoral Central Eurasia."
  • Sarah Cameron, "The Kazakh Famine of 1930-33: Current Research and New Directions."
  • Zhou Xun, "Re-examining the History of the Great Famine in China through Documentary Evidence."
  • Andrea Graziosi, "Selected Bibliography of Socialist Famines in the Twentieth Century"
The Famine of 1932–1933 in Ukraine: An Anatomy of the Holodomor

The Famine of 1932–1933 in Ukraine: An Anatomy of the Holodomor

The Famine of 1932–1933 in Ukraine: An Anatomy of the Holodomor is a distillation of thirty years of study of the topic by one of Ukraine’s leading historians. In this account, Stanislav Kulchytsky ably incorporates a vast array of sources and literature that have become available 0in the past three decades into a highly readable narrative, explaining the motives, circumstances and course of this terrible crime against humanity.

Stanislav Kulchytsky. The Famine of 1932–1933 in Ukraine: An Anatomy of the Holodomor. Edmonton; Toronto: CIUS, 2018.

Holodomor in Ukraine, the Genocidal Famine 1932-1933: Learning Materials for Teachers and Students

Holodomor in Ukraine, the Genocidal Famine 1932-1933: Learning Materials for Teachers and Students

Holodomor in Ukraine, the Genocidal Famine 1932-1933: Learning Materials for Teachers and Students is a comprehensive teaching resource for studying and teaching the Holodomor. Written by Valentina Kuryliw, Director of Education for the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC), the book is a first-of-its-kind resource developed for use in a range of courses and grade levels. Printed in full colour, the richly illustrated 308-page workbook features stand-alone teaching materials, lesson plans, and assignments as well as timelines, maps, memoirs, photographs, age-appropriate literary works, and resource listings. The teaching methods and strategies focus on developing critical and historical thinking skills while integrating primary sources.

Kuryliw, Valentina. Holodomor in Ukraine, the Genocidal Famine 1932-1933: Learning Materials for Teachers and Students. CIUS: Edmonton; Toronto: CIUS, 2018.

For more information on Holodomor teaching resources for elementary and high school students, please visit the HREC Education website: https://education.holodomor.ca/

Contact information: To arrange a book signing or interview, or to request a high-resolution JPEG color photograph of the author or book cover please email Valentina Kuryliw at hreced@ualberta.ca.Toronto orders: The book can be purchased from the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre (UCRDC) by email (office@ucrdc.org) or by telephone (416-966-1819).