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Wed Nov 23, 2022, 10:04 PM

4. I recently read a book about the Holodomor, The Memory Keeper of Kyiv

it is a powerfully moving book.

I knew there were famines due to the poorly managed collective farming but I did not know about the deliberate man made famine forced upon Ukraine.

It would be an excellent book club selection. some notes from the Amazon page

In the 1930s, Stalinís activists marched through the Soviet Union, espousing the greatness of collective farming. It was the first step in creating a man-made famine that, in Ukraine, stole almost 4 million lives. Inspired by the history the world forgot, and the Russian government denies, Erin Litteken reimagines their story.
In 1929, Katya is 16 years old, surrounded by family and in love with the boy next door. When Stalinís activists arrive in her village, itís just a few, a little pressure to join the collective. But soon neighbors disappear, those who speak out are never seen again and every new day is uncertain.

Resistance has a price, and as desperate hunger grips the countryside, survival seems more a dream than a possibility. But, even in the darkest times, love beckons.

Seventy years later, a young widow discovers her grandmotherís journal, one that will reveal the long-buried secrets of her familyís haunted past.

This is a story of the resilience of the human spirit, the love that sees us through our darkest hours and the true horror of what happened during the Holodomor.

May we never forget, lest history repeat itself.

A share of proceeds will be donated to DEC's Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

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