National Museum “Memorial of the Victims of the Holodomor”

On November 28, 2006, the Law of Ukraine “On the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine” was adopted, which officially recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as an act of genocide of the Ukrainian people and provided for the construction of a memorial in memory of the victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine. The author of the idea of the memorial complex is People’s Artist of Ukraine Anatoly Gaydamaka. The main architect of the project is Yuri Kovalev, the sculptors are Nikolay Obezyuk and Peter Drozdovsky. The quotes on the alley of “black boards” were chosen by People’s Artist of Ukraine Nikolai Syadristy (creator of Museum of Microminiatures). The memorial was built and put into operation in July 2010.

The memorial to the victims of the Holodomor is the first stage (the second stage is promised to be completed in 2020) and consists of several parts: two sculptures of angels, which are the symbolic entrance to the memorial, the Millstone of Fate square, in a circle of which there are artistic sculptures of millstones and in the center of the square – sculpture of a girl called “Bitter memory of five childhoods”, “Candles of memory”, surrounded by a complex of artistic compositions (storks, iron crosses, blocks of stone, slabs with carved years of crimes against the Ukrainian people), the Hall of Memory is the central part of the Memorial, which now serves functions of the museum, the “Black Boards” alley – granite slabs with a list of settlements in which a special regime of extermination of the population was applied during the Holodomor.

Since 2009, a new tradition has emerged in Ukrainian society – on every fourth Saturday in November, to honor the memory of the victims of the Holodomor. On this day, residents of the city of Kyiv and guests of the capital, with the participation of leaders of the Ukrainian state, gather on the territory of the memorial and light candles in memory of the victims of the genocide.

Where is the national museum “Memorial to the Victims of the Holodomor”?

Lavrskaya street, 3
10:00 – 18:00, technical day – second Tuesday of the month
(044) 254-45-11