The Great Famine of 1932-1933, widely known as Holodomor in Ukraine will be studied in Ukrainian schools more thoroughly than before. The press service of Ukraine's Ministry of Education and Science reported this on Friday morning.
The Ministry and the National Museum 'Memorial for Victims of Holodomor' signed the respective agreement, which implies that the school program will feature more scrutinized approach to studies of Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine. The Ministry and the Museum obliged to join efforts in shaping the scientific and research base for the education process in secondary schools.
There were three Holodomors in the 20th century: in 1921-1923, 1932-1933, 1946-1947. The Holodomor of 1923-1933 is the only one admitted as a genocide. The events of 1921-1923 and 1946-1947 are constituted as a famine, which genocidal nature has not been proved yet.
The Holodomor lasted for 17 months – from April 1932 to November 1933. The researchers have not defined the number of victims yet. They name the numbers from 1,8 million to 10 million. Most of the experts believe that the number of victims is from 3 to 3,5 million.
Many countries, including some states in the U.S. and governments of particular cities recognized Holodomor of 1932-1933 as the act of genocide of the Ukrainian nation.