Officials Confiscate Possessions from Ukrainian Families

Implementing Stalin’s orders - to make sure that Ukrainian families have given-up their farms, their homes, their animals, their food and their other possessions to the government’s collective farms - Soviet officials visit farms throughout the country’s villages.

This image, from the 1932-33 era, depicts officials carrying out Stalin’s orders.

The photo, by an unnamed photographer, is maintained at the National Museum in Kiev. It is part of a “Memorial in Commemoration of Famines’ Victims in Ukraine” and is online via the Holodomor Research & Education Consortium.

Curators, at the museum, provide this description of the activities depicted in the photo:

This is a black and white image taken in Donetsk [Ukraine] in the 1932-33 [era] and is part of the Innitzer collection. This image depicts the officials taking away everything the leaders of the village had, in this picture you can see them taking away their food, furs, horses, and wagons.

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Photo, by an unnamed photographer, depicts Soviet officials confiscating possessions from a Ukrainian village's leaders. Maintained by the National Museum, in Kiev, the image is part of "Memorial in Commemoration of Famines’ Victims in Ukraine." It is online via the Holodomor Research & Education Consortium.


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