On this website there is information for the English-speaking users of the Internet who have never heard of Famine (Holodomor), or heard only the name and do not know what it stands for. Most existing resource are made for informed people, but all that original documents are intended to be read by historian or a person who is already interested in the topic. Most of the Internet users would not find time for this.
Therefore, this website doesn’t have the aim to complete the whole history of the Famine (Holodomor) or its documentary base. Instead, material is selected on the basis of minimalism, because today’s Internet users have usually the total lack of time (on average people use 8-12 minutes for the material they were interested by). During this time it is necessary to show them the basic information, but for those who are interested more there are links to information resources in English. On this website there is a minimum of visual and video materials, which are able to give the general information of the Famine (Holodomor) in a short period of time.
Besides during the selection of the visual material we examined each photo for its relation to the Famine (Holodomor). Unfortunately many Famine (Holodomor) popularizers to provide more dramatic illustrations used photos from other years and regions. Most frequently are used files from the hungry years 1921-22 in Eastern Ukraine and Southern Russia, because there are many high-quality photos taken by Nansen Commission . We believe that such substitutions are totally unacceptable, despite the fact that most documentary photos of the Famine (Holodomor) were destroyed by the Soviet government. Therefore, we used only documented photos times of the Famine (Holodomor), even if sometimes they have very poor quality.
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