Monday, 30 September 2019
Holodomor Memorial Project
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Address: Canada Blvd.
Date: July 2019
On the grounds of the National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide in the Ukraine is a statue of a small girl. There is now also a copy of this statue in Toronto just steps from the Princes' Gates. Other Canadian cities have a statue too, such as Winnipeg and Regina. The statue represents a horrible event where millions of Ukrainians starved to death in 1932 and 1933. Canada believes that this genocide was caused by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin who created a man-made famine in the region.
When you see the face of this thin girl you can't help but feel for anyone affected by hunger. The statue is called Bittersweet Memory of Childhood. Millions more people continue to die of starvation all around the world. Hopefully this memorial causes us not to forget what has happened and to see how we can help those in need right now.
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