Book Launch: Holodomor in Ukraine, the Genocidal Famine, 1932-1933

Valentina Kuryliw presents her new learning materials for teachers and students.

Wednesday, May 22

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A statue of a girl holding stalks of wheat. Partially obscured.

Photo: CMHR, Ian McCausland

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The Holodomor was a famine in Soviet Ukraine in the early 1930s that was deliberately caused by Josef Stalin’s regime in an attempt to destroy Ukrainian nationalist ambitions. As a result, millions of Ukrainians died of starvation. This genocide is remembered today as the Holodomor, which means "murder by hunger."

Main foyer near the Museum Boutique

Meet author Valentina Kuryliw as she discusses her new book: Holodomor in Ukraine, the Genocidal Famine, 1932–1933: Learning Materials for Teachers and Students.

Kuryliw is a retired department head and history and social studies teacher with over 35 years of teaching experience.

The daughter of Holodomor survivors, Kuryliw has advocated for the inclusion of the Holodomor in the Ontario curriculum, across Canada and beyond, for more than a decade.

She promotes awareness of the Holodomor and develops and presents professional workshops for teachers across Canada and in the United States.

Kuryliw’s book is a first‐of‐its‐kind resource developed for use in a range of courses and grade levels. The richly illustrated workbook features stand‐alone teaching materials, lesson plans, and assignments as well as timelines, maps, memoirs, photographs, age‐appropriate literary works, and resource listings.

Kuryliw’s book will be available for purchase in the Museum Boutique.

This program is subject to change or cancellation without notice.