Ukrainians gather at Holodomor memorial in West London to honour victims of famine genocide

Ukrainians in London came together on Sunday, November 27, in remembrance of the victims of one of the most heinous crimes the world has ever seen.


Holodomor Remembrance Day, every 4th Saturday in November, marks one of most tragic episodes in world history – the 1932-33 Holodomor – when Stalin’s Soviet regime used famine as a weapon to murder millions of innocent men, women and children in an attempt to destroy the Ukrainian people.

Representatives of the Ukrainian Embassy, Ukrainian Orthodox and Catholic churches, Ukrainian organisations and schoolchildren convened at the Holodomor memorial in West London for a religious requiem and wreath laying ceremony to honour the millions of Ukrainians who were killed during the man-made famine of 1932/33.

The Holodomor (Ukrainian: , ‘ ’, literal translation Killing by hunger) was a man-made famine in the Ukrainian SSR between 1932 and 1933. During the famine, which is also known as the “terror-famine in Ukraine” and “famine-genocide inUkraine”, millions of Ukrainians died of starvation in a peacetime catastrophe unprecedented in the history of  Ukraine.