About the museum

The great mission of the Memorial is a warning for public from the crime of genocide by means of accumulation and spreading the knowledge about Holodomor.


Holodomor victims Memorial teaches us to confront hatred and violation of human rights. The Memorial activity cultivates protection of human dignity and democratic values; works on preventing crime of genocide by raising tolerance and sense of moral responsibility among citizens against challenges to all standards of rights and freedoms.

 

The Memorial plays an important role in the civil education of the younger generation fostering awareness of the need to preserve the Ukrainian state, as one of the main defense against genocide.

 

An important task of Holodomor victims Memorial is to remind of Ukrainian identity, which was tried to be replaced by Soviet identity. Memorial is an intermediary in the process of transferring information and memories about Holodomor. It demonstrates connection between generations of Ukrainian nation and preserves the memory about an attempt of its destruction.

 

Knowledge of the Holodomor history, which is given by the museum, raises issues of morality – cherishing of respect to the memory of Holodomor victims, compassion and rethinking of personal life positions, which is the highest value.

 

The basis of the Memorial activity includes:

Even after the prohibition on the truth about Holodomor was canceled, disturbing denials of Ukrainian people genocide are continued. Categorical denials can be heard from the Russian Federation, which is to be called the legal successor of the USSR. This is a manifestation of disrespect to the memory of more than 7 million of innocent victims, to the feelings of Ukrainians who lost their relatives, to Ukrainians who survived the genocide, and to democratic rights and freedoms in whole. In fact a denial can cause a threat of genocide reiteration.

 

By spreading information about Holodomor, Holodomor Victims Memorial draws attention to the issue of "famine terror" which is still in use in XXI century in different countries of the world.