From the Hamilton Spectator:
Victor Rojenko is 90 years old, but the memories of his childhood in Ukraine play in his mind as clearly as a movie.
“My obligation was: never, never forget what you see at your young age. And I saw very terrible things,” said Rojenko, sitting in a classroom at the Metropolitan Wasyly Learning Centre in Hamilton today.
Rojenko is a survivor of the Holodomor, a man-made famine and genocide in Ukraine from 1932 to 1933 that killed as many as 10 million people under Josef Stalin’s regime.
What’s also interesting to note from the article is that a Holodomor museum has opened in Hamilton:
The museum, which is a small gallery inside the learning centre on Barton Street East at Gage Avenue North, was open for the public as part of the second National Holodomor Awareness Week.
It officially launched as the country’s first Holodomor museum last year, but has recently been completed with historical literature and photos.