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The conference «Tragedy of famine of 1932-1933 in Zaporizhzhya»

27.11.2007 11:48

Beginning from September of 1993 the memory of about 10 million victims of artifical famine among Ukrainian peasants is honored officially in Ukraine. All state actions acquired the memorial status of Days of Sorrow and Memory.

In the context of all-country measures Zaporizhzhya national university organized and held the scientific-practical conference «Tragedy of famine of 1932-1933 in Zaporizhzhya» on November 26-27. It was arranged in cooperation with Zaporizhzhya regional state administration, Zaporizhzhya municipal rada, university, State archive of Zaporizhzhya region and Zaporizhzhya museum of regional studies.

In the conference participated leading historians and best students of ZNU, representatives of philological, law faculties and the faculty of journalism. Sectional sessions worked in such directions: the problem of Famine of 1932-1933 as a historic fact; law estimation of Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine; depiction of the Famine in fiction; depiction of the Famine in mass media.

On November 28 the staff of the chair of Ukrainian studies would held evening-requiem, dedicated to victims of the Famine. Besides, the contest among students for the best scientific research on this topic still continues.

Olena Skok