From 1932 to 1933, in the very heart of Eastern Europe’s breadbasket, the Soviet regime suppressed Ukrainians’ threats of uprising against communism. As a result, history’s only man-made famine nearly decimated a country.
Josef Stalin’s genocide policy included confiscation of grain and all other food in the rural districts, often down to a farmer’s last seed. Even whatever was in the families’ homes was taken.
An exact number of those who succumbed to the Holodomor will never be known, but best estimates say around 10 million people were victims of the genocide committed by the Soviet regime.