(The Ukrainian Weekly, February 22, 1987, No. 8, Vol. LV)
Following is testimony of eyewitnesses to the man-made famine of 1932-33 in Ukraine who appeared at the Warren, Mich., regional hearing of the U.S. Commission on the Ukraine Famine on November 24, 1986. Michael Smyk, Detroit:
In 1931, sensing that our lives were in jeopardy, all of us – my father, mother, sister, brother and myself – abandoned our house and everything in it and fled from our native village. I settled in Dniprodzerzhynske, formerly Kamianske, while my father and the rest of the family went to the iron ore basin of Kryvorizhzhia.