"GRAINS OF TRUTH" - BOOK LAUNCH

22.11.18


Last night saw the book launch of the AUGB’s publication “Grains of truth: A collection of UK materials on the 1932-33 Holodomor in Ukraine”.

In the early 1930s Joseph Stalin weaponised food to starve millions of Ukrainians to death deliberately and systematically. This atrocity is known as the Holodomor, meaning “death by hunger”. 

Some of the survivors of the Holodomor settled in the UK after the war and their experiences are being published here for the first time, supported by excerpts of documents of the Foreign Office from that terrible period and how the British Government at the time recorded and dealt with what it was hearing. 

The book includes details of local authorities in the UK that have recognised the Holodomor as genocide and locations of Holodomor memorials in the UK.

AUGB Chair and Deputy Chair Petro Rewko and Iryna Terlecky outlined the background to the publication while AUGB Bradford Branch Chair, Orysia Chymera, spoke about how some of the interviews with Holodomor survivors took place.

A short film with cuts from the survivors’ moving testimonies was shown in place of reading excerpts from the book.

The event took place at the AUGB's Central Office.

“GRAINS OF TRUTH” IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT THE UKRAINIAN GIFT SHOP AND ON AMAZON

 

Photos (top to bottom):  Petro Rewko, Iryna Terlecky, Orysia Chymera and participants at the event.

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