The U.S. Holodomor Committee

The U.S. Holodomor Committee


To promote and spread the truth about one of the least-known genocides in the world–the Ukrainian Genocide (Holodomor) of 1932-1933. By remembering the victims of the Holodomor and other genocides, the U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor Genocide Awareness (U.S. Holodomor Committee) aims to help ensure that the horrors of the past are not repeated, and that the (still) deniers of this heinous crime against humanity be called out.


The U.S. Holodomor Committee was formed in 2006 under the initiative of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Holodomor in 2008.

Over the years, the U.S. Holodomor Committee has evolved into an independent, District of Columbia-registered organization, consisting of and supported by an ever-growing number of volunteers from across the United States. Their varied activities are focused on bringing education about the Holodomor into school curricula, media outreach, genocide recognition by state governments, exhibits, film production, “Remembrance” days, and the push for revocation of the Pulitzer Prize awarded in 1932 to Walter Duranty, a New York Times Moscow correspondent whose lies about the Holodomor contributed to the horrific death toll of the Stalin-orchestrated genocide.  2015 saw the Committee’s most notable endeavor, when the Holodomor Memorial in Washington, D.C., whose creation had been approved by the U.S. Congress in 2006, was unveiled in a solemn ceremony that was attended by thousands.

The U.S. Holodomor Committee’s various activities have been funded by generous support from Ukrainian American credit unions, as well as by other contributors within the Ukrainian American community.

The work of the Committee includes the following objectives:

  • Help organize local, national, and international events honoring the victims of the Holodomor
  • Provide educators and community leaders with fact-based resources for teaching the Holodomor
  • Support artists and cultural events that seek to honor the victims
  • Build awareness of the Kremlin’s information war past and present that seeks to cover-up and/or downplay the atrocities of Stalin’s genocide-famine in Ukraine
  • Promote genocide awareness and education in the hope that such crimes never happen again especially with the complicity of powerful governments and the media

Make a tax-deductible donation to help support our efforts. As the world faces a fake news epidemic, understanding history, especially the rise of authoritarianism and propaganda warfare of the early 1930s, has never been more important.