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Overview

Seven million people in the "breadbasket of Europe" were deliberately starved to death at Stalin's command. This story has been suppressed for half a century. Now, a survivor speaks.
In 1929, in an effort to destroy the well-to-do peasant farmers, Joseph Stalin ordered the collectivization of all Ukrainian farms. In the ensuing years, a brutal Soviet campaign of confiscations, terrorizing, and murder spread throughout Ukrainian villages. What food remained after the seizures was insufficient to support the population. In the resulting famine as many as seven million Ukrainians starved to death.
This poignant eyewitness account of the Ukrainian famine by one of the survivors relates the young Miron Dolot's day-to-day confrontation with despair and death—his helplessness as friends and family were arrested and abused—and his gradual realization, as he matured, of the absolute control the Soviets had over his life and the lives of his people. But it is also the story of personal dignity in the face of horror and humiliation. And it is an indictment of a chapter in the Soviet past that is still not acknowledged by Russian leaders.

An eyewitness account of the forced collectivization of Russian agriculture in 1929-1931 and the ensuing famine in the Ukraine, brought about by Stalin's command.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393304169
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/1987
  • Pages: 231
  • Sales rank: 736,502
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Miron Dolot is a teacher of Slavic languages and lives in California. As a teenager he lived through the famine forced upon the Ukranian people by Joseph Stalin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2011

    Great Book

    I have read many memoirs of the holocaust. This book is among the best. Well written easy read and couldn't put it down. The author really reaches your heart, a real tear jerker.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

    A politically inconvient truth

    The foreword presents the essential academlc overview of the horror described through a personal wellwritten narrative

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2005

    touching

    this book is extremely well written. Having been to the Ukraine myself becoming attached to this story is very easy. contrary to what has been previously written a documenting of these events after the amount of time Miron Dolot had to wait is quite impressive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2004

    Not a good choice

    I believe this book wasn't very good at all. It dragged a lot and left the reader. Even though the history was interesting this book wasn't and I dont believe it captured the events well either.

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