Many books have been written about the Holodomor and more are now being published, particularly in Ukraine, on the basis of previously suppressed archive documentation. The following list is a small selection of what is available.


Famine Genocide in Soviet Ukraine 1933. Bibliography.
Prepared by Andrew Gregorovich, President Ukrainian Librarians Association of Canada, Toronto, March 9, 1999.

General Studies

Conquest, Robert. The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization of Agriculture and the Terror Famine. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1986. Sample text: Chapter 16 The Death Roll pp. 299-307

Famine-Genocide in Ukraine 1932-1933: Western Archives, Testimonies and New Research. Edited by Wsevolod W. Isajiw. Toronto: Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre, 2003

Graziosi, Andrea. The Great Soviet Peasant War: Bolsheviks and Peasants, 1917-1933. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1996.

Luciuk, Lubomyr, ed. Not Worthy: Walter Duranty's Pulitzer Prize & the New York Times. Kingston; Kashtan Press. 2004

Mace, James E. Communism and the Dilemmas of National Liberation: National Communism in Soviet Ukraine, 1918-1933. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University, Ukrainian Research Institute, 1983.

Roman Serbyn, "Ukraine (Famine)", Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crime Against Humanity, Macmillan Reference USA. 2005, Pp. 155-161

Eyewitness Accounts

The Black Deeds of the Kremlin: A White Book Vol. 1 Book of Testimonies. Vol. 2  The Great Famine in Ukraine 1932-1933. Edited by S. O. Pidhainy. Toronto: Ukrainian Association of the Victims of Russian Communist Terror, 1953-1955.

Dolot, Miron. Execution by Hunger: The Hidden Holocaust. New York; London: W.W. Norton, 1985.

Muggeridge, Malcolm. Chronicles of Wasted Time: Chronicle I: The Green Stick. New York: William Morrow, 1973.

Oleskiw, Stephen. The Agony of a Nation: The Great Man-Made Famine in Ukraine, 1932-1933. London, England: The National Committee to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Artificial Famine in Ukraine, 1932-1933, 1983.

Western Governments

Carynnyk, Marco. “Making the News Fit to Print: Walter Duranty, The New York Times and the Ukraine Famine of 1933.” In Famine in Ukraine 1932-1933.  Edited by Roman Serbyn and Bohdan Krawchenko. Edmonton; Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, 1986.

The Foreign Office and the Famine: British Documents on Ukraine and the Great Famine of 1932-33. Edited by Marco Carynnyk, Lubomyr Y. Luciuk and Bohdan S. Kordan. Kingston, Ontario: Limestone Press, 1988.

Crowl, James William. Angels in Stalin’s Paradise: Western Reporters in Soviet Russia, 1917-1937, A Case Study of Louis Fischer and Walter Duranty. Lanham; New York; London: University Press of America, 1982

Links to other sites

There is a growing volume of on-line material on the Holodomor in websites based all over the world.  This section highlights only a small selection of sites which cover various aspects of the Holodomor.

Comprehensive bibliography of Holodomor books, sections on the Holodomor in reference books, monographs and key newspaper articles, and audio-visual materials.

Famine Genocide Commemorative Committee Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Toronto Branch 2008

General resources on the Holodomor, including a section on Holodomor deniers.

Infoukes inc. Canada

Website of President Yushchenko, with speeches about the Holodomor in Ukraine and elsewhere, and reports from meetings with other government leaders where Holodomor issues have been raised.

Website of the Security Service of Ukraine, with many original documents and photographs released from archives in Ukraine and elsewhere.  This includes an on-line version of a recently published book (so far in Ukrainian only): “Rozsekrechana Pamyat’” (Suppressed Memories), a collection of essays based on archive material, published with funding from the Ukraine 3000 foundation.

Website of the international charitable fund established by Kateryna Yushchenko with material on the Holodomor and news of current awareness raising campaigns sponsored by Ukraine 3000 throughout Ukraine.

A comprehensive gallery of Ukrainian art, with a significant section devoted to Holodomor art by contemporary artists, and Holodomor history, including newspaper reports going back to 1932.

An independent website edited by Steve Komarnycky devoted to promoting awareness of the Holodomor and to campaigning for full recognition of the Holodomor by the UK Government, including information about and links to Rage Against Genocide – a new initiative to raise awareness of the Holodomor and for combating genocide wherever it may arise.

The Harvest of Sorrow

The Harvest of Sorrow

The Foreign Office and the Famine

The Foreign Office and the Famine

The Agony of a Nation

The Agony of a Nation

Commemorative stamp, 1973, Rostyslav Hluvko

Commemorative stamp, 1973, Rostyslav Hluvko