Holodomor

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Late 1980s, from Ukrainian Голодомо́р (Holodomór), from го́лод (hólod, hunger, famine) + мор (mor, mass death, extermination). Compare мори́ти (morýty, kill by hunger or exhaustion, verb).

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Holodomor (plural Holodomors)

  1. The 1932–33 famine affecting rural Ukraine and other territories of the Soviet Union, a result of the forced collectivization of land-owning peasants by the Soviet government.
    • 2007, Remembrance of Victims of the Great Famine (Holodomor) in Ukraine, Paris: Unesco General Conference, annex p 1:
      Recalling the Joint Statement on the 70th anniversary of the Great Famine of 1932–1933 in Ukraine (Holodomor) that was circulated as an official document of the United Nations General Assembly and in which Holodomor was officially recognized as the national tragedy of the Ukrainian people, caused by the cruel actions and policies of the totalitarian regime, [...]
    • 2004, Lubomyr Y. Luciuk, Not Worthy: Walter Duranty’s Pulitzer Prize and the New York Times, Kingston, Canada: Kashtan Press, p 152:
      There are sophists who retort that Mr. Duranty was recognized for what he wrote before he bore false witness about the Holodomor, as Ukrainians refer to this genocide.
    • 1995, The English Quarterly, vv 27–29, Toronto: Canadian Council of Teachers of English, p 49:
      This article argues that English studies about the Holodomor should focus on the historical conditions that led to it, through study and interpretation of narrative (political, media, religious, and testimonial) texts.

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Holodomor m

  1. Holodomor (1932–33 famine in Ukraine)