NEW WEBSITE ON UKRAINE HOLODOMOR UNVEILED
11 August 2015
State-of-the-art website highlights history of Ukraine genocide in 1932-33
and information on new memorial
Washington, D.C. (U.S. Holodomor Committee) — The U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide Awareness 1932-33 today announced the launch of its new website at www.ukrainegenocide.com. The website was developed in preparation for the unveiling of a memorial to the millions of Ukrainians who died in the Holodomor, an artificial famine engineered by Stalin to break the will of independent Ukrainian farmers in the early years of the U.S.S.R.
“The repercussions of the Holodomor are still being felt today.” said Daria Pishko-Komichak, Executive Secretary of the U.S. Holodomor Committee. “Russian-backed rebels who are fighting in Eastern Ukraine today pose a threat not only to the future of a unified Ukrainian state, but seek to re-write history as they deny the existence of the Holodomor.”
The revamped website features an overview of the Holodomor, including rare historic photos and footage. It was developed by the U.S. Holodomor Committee as a reference resource about the Holodomor and to provide up-to-date information on the Ukrainian Holodomor Memorial being dedicated on U.S. federal land in Washington, D.C., on November 7, 2015. The Holodomor Memorial site is located at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and N. Capitol Street, NW, a block from Washington’s historic Union Station and several blocks from the U.S. Capitol.
The website will provide regular updates about the dedication ceremony and will continue to expand its archives in the months ahead. Donations to support the continued work of the U.S. Holodomor Committee may be made directly from the site. The new, modern website also features links to the U.S. Holodomor Committee’s social media campaign – Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Tumblr, and Facebook.
About the U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide Awareness 1932-33
U.S. COMMITTEE FOR UKRAINIAN HOLODOMOR-GENOCIDE AWARENESS 1932-33
Our mission is to promote and spread the truth about one of the least-known genocides in the world–the Ukrainian Genocide (Holodomor) of 1932-1933–through education (curriculum studies, etc.), exhibits, conferences, websites, and the building of a Memorial in Washington, DC dedicated to the victims. By remembering the victims of the Holodomor and other genocides, the U.S. Holodomor Committee will help to ensure that the horrors of the past are not repeated.