Holodomor
The funeral of Konstantin Bokan, who died of starvation.
Description
Creator
Bokan, Nikolai, 1881-1942, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Text
Item Type
Photographs
Description
The photo depicts the funeral of Konstantin Bokan. Members of the Bokan family, and possibly other mourners, stand behind the horse-drawn cart carrying Konstantin’s body and coffin. It is unclear whether this photo was captured at the graveyard or en route there. Nikolai Bokan appears to be pictured on the right.

Konstantin died of starvation in June 1933. In the few months prior to his death, he had been working on a collective farm where he was overworked and poorly fed. He had left the family home earlier in the spring of 1933. As his parents were struggling to provide for their large family during the famine, Konstantin was leaving the family home to take up work and residence at a collective farm. It is unclear whether he was asked to leave or whether he left of his own accord. Konstantin would have been around twenty-two years old at the time of his departure.

Inscriptions
Похороны Кости 11/VII 1933 г.

Kostia’s funeral 11 / VII 1933.
Date of Publication
1 Jul 1933
Personal Name(s)
Konstantin Bokan ; Nikolai Bokan.
Local identifier
PD314
Collection
Nikolai Bokan
Language of Item
Russian
Geographic Coverage
  • Chernihiv, Ukraine
    Latitude: 51.34567 Longitude: 32.87794
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original
State Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine: https://ssu.gov.ua/ua/pages/98
Terms of Use
Any reproductions of images from the Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine must include the following reference: Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine, fonds 6, case № 75489-fp, volume 2.

Iнформуємо, що при публікації документів ГДА СБУ обов'язкове посилання на місце їх зберігання за зразком: ГДА СБ України, фонд 6, справа 75489-фк, том 2.
Reproduction Notes
Reproduced with the permission of the State Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine.
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The funeral of Konstantin Bokan, who died of starvation.


The photo depicts the funeral of Konstantin Bokan. Members of the Bokan family, and possibly other mourners, stand behind the horse-drawn cart carrying Konstantin’s body and coffin. It is unclear whether this photo was captured at the graveyard or en route there. Nikolai Bokan appears to be pictured on the right.

Konstantin died of starvation in June 1933. In the few months prior to his death, he had been working on a collective farm where he was overworked and poorly fed. He had left the family home earlier in the spring of 1933. As his parents were struggling to provide for their large family during the famine, Konstantin was leaving the family home to take up work and residence at a collective farm. It is unclear whether he was asked to leave or whether he left of his own accord. Konstantin would have been around twenty-two years old at the time of his departure.