Holodomor Memorial in Washington, DC

This is rather old, but for those who may have missed the news last December here is an abbreviated update of the plans to construct the "Memorial to Victims of the Ukrainian Genocide of 1932-33" in Washington.

December 2, 2008 saw the long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the Holodomor Memorial in Washington D.C., which commemorates the lives of up to 10 million victims of Stalin's man-made famine-genocide of 1932-33 against the Ukrainian people.  The site is a triangular piece of federal land at the intersection of North Capital Street, Massachusetts Avenue, and F Street in Washington, D.C., five blocks north of the U.S. Capitol.  Participating in the ceremony were representatives of the Ukrainian Catholic and Orthodox Churches, members of Congress, Ukrainian and foreign diplomats, as well as the First Lady of Ukraine, Kateryna Yushchenko.

The next step in the project will be the design competition for the Memorial, which will be held in Ukraine, with the selection made in the summer of 2009.

Submitted by Nadia Hoots