Holodomor survivor: ‘I saw very terrible things’ [Article]

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.

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4 thoughts on “Holodomor survivor: ‘I saw very terrible things’ [Article]

  1. Nice article, but how many more decades must pass before reporters and/or editors finally drop the “the” in front of “Ukraine.”

    Great news, tho, about the Holodomor museum in Hamilton. I hope to read more about it in the future.

  2. Actually the article was revised from it's 'breaking news' section without
    the article and I forgot to update one of the links :) It should be fixed
    now. Thanks!

  3. Nice article, but how many more decades must pass before reporters and/or editors finally drop the “the” in front of “Ukraine.”

    Great news, tho, about the Holodomor museum in Hamilton. I hope to read more about it in the future.

  4. Actually the article was revised from it's 'breaking news' section without
    the article and I forgot to update one of the links :) It should be fixed
    now. Thanks!

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