Ukraine famine memorial unveiled in US capital

His Eminence Metropolitan Antony of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the US blesses the Holodomor Memorial on November 7, 2015 in Washington, DCA monument commemorating the millions of Ukrainians who died during a Soviet-era famine was unveiled in the US capital, in a ceremony that brought back horrific memories for survivors. “It’s terrible, I will never forget,” 90-year-old Alla Gromow, in a wheelchair, said as she recalled how neighbors engaged in cannibalism in a desperate bid to stay alive. Ukrainians refer to the 1932-33 famine as Holodomor — or “death by hunger” — and blame the regime of dictator Joseph Stalin for the deliberate starvation of men, women and children.

Share this article