In the park named after Polyak, Sobornyi Avenue, Zaporizhzhia

About the place

In memory of the terrible years of famine in Ukraine on the main street of Zaporizhzhia on November 29, 2007, a monument to the victims of the Holodomor was unveiled.

The monument was erected in memory of millions of Ukrainians who died during the period of artificial famine 1921-1922 and 1932-1933.

When in 2 stages on ethnic Ukrainian lands the leadership of the USSR, headed by Yoseph Stalin, decided to conduct an experiment to destroy resistance in connection with the intensification of the movement against the regime, which put the peasantry on the brink of survival. The law On Five Spikelets, mass shootings and arrests caused an artificial famine, according to official figures, the victims were:
- in the years 1921-1922 - eight million Ukrainians;
- in the years 1932-1933 about four million people (unofficially called the figure of seven million).

Architecturally, the monument is a six-meter cross of white marble on a black granite obelisk. Along with the delicate silhouette of the image of a mournful mother, in bitter sadness about the loss of her children, she stands holding a single spikelet in her hand and an image of unfulfilled grief on her face, each dash of which screams about the terrible tragedy of unmistakable loss.

A sculptural composition was created by the talented Kharkiv sculptor Seyfaddin Ali Gurbanov.


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