In the Year 1933

Ivan Novobranets created this artistic interpretation—entitled “In the Year 1933"—depicting what it was like for Ukrainians when a man-made famine, between 1932-33, caused so many people to die of hunger.

The work is available online via Holodomor Research & Education Consortium. It is part of a collection of art, created over eight decades, depicting the suffering of Ukrainians during the Holodomor (Ukraine’s description of the time when Stalin’s orders caused massive starvation and widespread death in Ukraine).

The collection is called “Holodomor; Through the Eyes of Ukrainian Artists." It came together as a result of considerable efforts by E. Morgan Williams. The Consortium provides this description of the painting:

This is a stylized painting, bright colors depict a village grave yard with mourners in their cultural dress, hovered over mass graves, and standing next to carts of starved to death loved ones. Ominous black crows fill the sky as bodies have been buried, 6 or more in a plot.

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Online via Holodomor Research & Education Consortium, this image depicts a painting by Ivan Novobranets. Entitled "In the Year 1933," it is an artistic interpretation of events, in Ukraine, during the man-made famine known today as Holodomor.


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