Seven million humans within the "breadbasket of Europe" have been intentionally starved to demise at Stalin's command. This tale has been suppressed for part a century. Now, a survivor speaks.
In 1929, so as to damage the well-to-do peasant farmers, Joseph Stalin ordered the collectivization of all Ukrainian farms. within the resulting years, a brutal Soviet crusade of confiscations, terrorizing, and homicide unfold all through Ukrainian villages. What nutrition remained after the seizures was once inadequate to aid the inhabitants. within the ensuing famine as many as seven million Ukrainians starved to death.
This poignant eyewitness account of the Ukrainian famine via one of many survivors relates the younger Miron Dolot's daily war of words with depression and death―his helplessness as family and friends have been arrested and abused―and his sluggish cognizance, as he matured, of absolutely the regulate the Soviets had over his lifestyles and the lives of his humans. however it can be the tale of non-public dignity within the face of horror and humiliation. And it truly is an indictment of a bankruptcy within the Soviet earlier that continues to be no longer stated by way of Russian leaders.