S2, Episode 4-“Women’s Roles in Food Preparation in the Holodomor” with Alissa Zajac

Season 2 Episode 4

Memorial ‘the Holodomor’; 1932-1933 (death by hunger) in Kyiv, Ukraine” by Andrew J.Swan is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

In the years 1932-1933, Ukraine suffered a famine that historians estimate killed over four million Ukrainians. As a result of the famine, women had to come up with different survival strategies and methods for procuring and preparing food for themselves and their families. Senior history major Alissa Zajac joins Hollie Marquess to discuss women’s roles in food procurement and preparation during the Holodomor.

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Selected Bibliography:

Bohdan Klid, and Alexander J. Motyl. The Holodomor Reader: A Sourcebook on the Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine. Toronto: CIUS Press, 2012.

Borysenko, Valentyna. A Candle in Remembrance: An Oral History of the Ukrainian Genocide of 1932-1933. New York: Ukrainian Nation Women’s League of America, 2010.

Applebaum, Anne. Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine. New York: Doubleday, 2017.

Kis, Oksana. “Defying Death: Women’s Experience of the Holodomor, 1932-1933.” Aspasia 7, no. 1 (January 1, 2013).

Kis, Oksana. “Women’s Experience of the Holodomor: Challenges and Ambiguities of Motherhood.” Journal of Genocide Research 23, no. 4 (October 2, 2021): 527–46. 

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