The Foreign Office and the Famine: British Documents on Ukraine and the Great Famine of 1932 – 1933 (Studies in East European nationalisms)

The editors of this book have uncovered contem­porary descriptions of the famine relayed to the West in British diplo­matic pouches. Largely ignored or suppressed at the time, and forgotten since, these urgent messages now constitute one of the most important sources we have of this colossal human tragedy. Much of the information in these pages comes from the simple accounts of a variety of observers – British diplomats and consular officials, of course, but also of relief workers, trade officials, newspaper correspondents and the like. Much also is the cri de coeur of the starved and outcast, who managed to communicate their terrible experiences directly to outsiders who must have appeared to them as creatures from another planet.


Author: Marco Carynnyk, Lubomyr Luciuk, Bohdan Kordan

Edition: The Limestone Press

Publishing place: Kingston

Year: 1988

Number of pages: 492