For the record: testimony of eyewitness to the famine

(The Ukrainian Weekly, November 2, 1986, No. 44, Vol. LIV)

Below is the testimony of four eyewitnesses to the man-made famine of 1932-33 in Ukraine. The statements were delivered at the October 8 hearing of the U.S. Commission on the Ukraine Famine. The texts were provided by the commission staff.

For the record: Conquest’s statement before the famine commission

(The Ukrainian Weekly, November 2, 1986, No. 44, Vol. LIV)

The following testimony was delivered at the October 8 hearing of the U.S. Commission on the Ukraine Famine. Dr. Robert Conquest is a historian and author of “The Harvest of Sorrow,” the recently released study of the Great Famine. The Soviet assault on the peasantry, and on the Ukrainian nation, in 1930-1933 was one of the largest and most devastating events in modern history.