Holodomor sources/bibliography


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.


Comprehensive Bibliography

Famine Genocide in Soviet Ukraine 1933. Bibliography.” is an extensive bibliography listing publications/sources up to around 2013. Prepared by Andrew Gregorovich, President of the Ukrainian Librarians Association of Canada, Toronto, from March 1999.


General Studies/Eyewitness Accounts/Bibliography

The following list is a quick guide to some publications/sources on the Holodomor:

Applebaum, Anne.  Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine.  Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (UK), 2018.

Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain. Editors Kurlak F., Terlecky I., Grains of truth - A Collection of UK materials on the Holodomor in Ukraine, 1932-33. London, 2018.

Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies.  Editors Serbyn R., Krawchenko B. Famine in Ukraine 1932-1933. Edmonton; University of Alberta, 1986.

Carynnyk, Marco. Making the News Fit to Print: Walter Duranty, The New York Times and the Ukraine Famine of 1933. University of Michigan, 1983. 

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

Colley, Margaret Siriol & Colley Nigel Linsan. Gareth Jones. A Manchukuo Incident. England, 2002.

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

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.

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

Gamache, Ray. Gareth Jones. Eyewitness to the Holodomor.  Welsh Academic Press. Cardiff, 2013.

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

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

Luciuk, Lubomyr. Soviet Genocide in Ukraine by Rafael Lemkin.  Kingston, Ontario, 2014.

Luciuk, Lubomyr. “Tell Them We Are Starving”. The 1933 Soviet Diaries of Gareth Jones. Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 2015.

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.

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, 1983.

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

Ukrainian Association of the Victims of Russian Communist Terror, et al. Editor Pidhainy S.O.  The Black Deeds of the Kremlin: A White Book. Toronto, 1953: 

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


Links to some sites on the Holodomor:

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.