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New electronic database of victims of Holodomor appears in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The resource will be interactive. Every person or family will have a possibility to create their own page or add materials or documents to the existing one
15:50, 16 May 2017

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The electronic evidence database of the victims of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 years will be created for the first time in Ukraine. The international project Holodomor 1932-1933: Family history was presented in the National Museum of the History of Ukraine as Ukrinform reports.

‘We plan to create the biggest in the world unit global electronic evidence database of Holodomor’s victims during the implementation of the project. There will be two main columns: the first one is Holodomor collections from A to Z, where we are going to place the certificated collections of the certain researchers, local historians, social activists, research and educational institutions and the second is Holodomor: Family history, where the photos, audio, video, documentary material about history of particular people or the entire family will be placed’, as it is stated in the message.

Yaroslava Muzychenko the coordinator of the project reported that the website will begin to work in the autumn till the anniversary of the Holodomor. Every person will be able to create the family page with the remembrance of the Holodomor. To do this, a person should be registered in the website and fill out a form. 

‘There will be the form to fill out and also a frame for search. If a person wants to find the information according to the surname, place, city and so on, it will be possible’, Muzychenko explained.

Vera Anusova the teacher of math from the Luhansk Region laid a foundation of the database creation. She began to write down the stories of the witnesses of the Holodomor since 1984. She has almost 500 written down stories and there are even more stories that are not deciphered.

The organizers of the project advice to everybody who wants to join the project to prepare the stories for the publication. They would better record them by the voice recorder than to write them down to make the memories more real.

Earlier the Parliament of Portugal recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as the genocide of the Ukrainian nation.

The Holodomor of 1932-1933 is considered in Ukraine as genocide that was made by the government of the Soviet Union.  The man-made famine killed millions of people, mostly Ukrainians, on the territory of Soviet Ukraine and Kuban.

Australia, Georgia, Ecuador, Estonia,  Canada, Colombia, Lithia, Lithuania, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Poland and Hungary officially recognized Holodomor of 1932-1933 as the genocide of the Ukranian nation. Andorra, Argentina, Vatican City, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, the USA, Czech Republic and Chily in the official messages criminated the Holodomor as the act of the destruction of the humanity. 

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Related: Portuguese parliament recognizes Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainian people

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