During 1932 and 1933, millions of Ukrainians died as a result of a man-made genocide-famine.
Carried out by the Soviet Union, which was under the direction of Joseph Stalin at the time, the genocide-famine is referred to as the Holodomor. While the UN has estimated the death toll of this famine somewhere between seven and 10 million people lost, some authorities and historians estimate the Holodomor took 12 million+ lives, while others estimate the total lives lost at around three and a half million.
While many are aware of the Holodomor, few have heard the stories of those who lived through it. That’s why the Canadian-Ukrainian Foundation created the Holodomor Mobile Classroom, which is currently in Ontario as part of the Holodomor National Awareness Tour.
A state-of-the-art interactive learning space, the Holodomor Mobile Classroom is designed to educate Canadians about this dark time in recent history, which has been officially declared a genocide by over a dozen countries internationally. The Tour will be stopping in Kingston at the Isabel Turner branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library on Tuesday, Jul. 17, 2018 and will be open to the public, free of charge, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Mobile Classroom is open to all ages, and encourages the public to learn more about the Holodomor and the effects it’s had on generations of populations, both of Ukrainian descent and otherwise.
Find out more about the Holodomor National Awareness Tour and the Mobile Classroom at holodomortour.ca/.