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The Bokan family share a meager meal marking three hundred days without the consumption of bread.

The photo depicts members of the Bokan family sharing a meager meal during the famine. The family posed for the photo to mark 300 days since they had ...

The Bokan family share a meager meal marking three hundred days without the consumption of bread.
Vladimir Bokan leaves his family home for a separate residence.

Members of the Bokan family gather near the gate to their home as Vladimir Bokan leaves for a separate residence. Vladimir was urged to leave and ...

Vladimir Bokan leaves his family home for a separate residence.
Nikolai Bokan and his son prepare buckets of water outside of their family home in anticipation of an arson attack.

Nikolai Bokan and his son (likely Boris) are seen preparing buckets of water outside of their family home as a precautionary measure against threats ...

Nikolai Bokan and his son prepare buckets of water outside of their family home in anticipation of an arson attack.
The Bokan family marks one year of Boris Bokan’s imprisonment for opposing conscription into the Soviet army.

The Bokan family marks one year of Boris Bokan’s imprisonment for opposing conscription into the Soviet Army. The Bokan family is seen seated at a ...

The Bokan family marks one year of Boris Bokan’s imprisonment for opposing conscription into the Soviet army.
Boris Bokan is visited by his father and brother in prison, where he had spent over a year as punishment for opposing conscription into the Soviet army.

Boris Bokan (centre) is visited by his father, Nikolai Bokan (right), and brother Lev-Leonid (left) in prison, where he had spent over a year as ...

Boris Bokan is visited by his father and brother in prison, where he had spent over a year as punishment for opposing conscription into the Soviet army.
A window in the Bokan family house, broken by Vladimir Bokan out of anger for being forced to leave for a separate residence.

The photo features a window in the Bokan family house, broken by Vladimir Bokan. Vladimir was aggrieved that his father, Nikolai Bokan, had forced ...

A window in the Bokan family house, broken by Vladimir Bokan out of anger for being forced to leave for a separate residence.
Nikolai Bokan stands beside the broken gate to his property, vandalized by debtors who would not pay him for his photography services.

The photo features Nikolai Bokan standing beside the broken gate to his property. The gate was vandalized by two collective farm workers who would ...

Nikolai Bokan stands beside the broken gate to his property, vandalized by debtors who would not pay him for his photography services.
Boris Bokan returns home after his seventeen-month imprisonment for opposing conscription into the Soviet Army.

Boris Bokan returns home after his seventeen-month imprisonment for opposing conscription into the Soviet Army. Boris stands in front of the gate to ...

Boris Bokan returns home after his seventeen-month imprisonment for opposing conscription into the Soviet Army.
The Bokan family shares a meager meal to mark the departure of Konstantin Bokan, who was leaving the family home to work on a collective farm.

The photo features the Bokan family sharing a meager meal to mark the departure of Konstantin Bokan. As his parents were struggling to provide for ...

The Bokan family shares a meager meal to mark the departure of Konstantin Bokan, who was leaving the family home to work on a collective farm.
Boris and Nikolai Bokan, seated.

Boris and Nikolai Bokan pose on two chairs in front of a backdrop that features a lighthouse. Nikolai holds Leo Tolstoy’s "A Cycle of Readings." He ...

Boris and Nikolai Bokan, seated.
Nikolai Bokan and two of his sons prepare a memorandum.

Nikolai Bokan and his two sons are pictured seated at a desk, preparing a memorandum. The purpose of the memorandum is unclear, although the date of ...

Nikolai Bokan and two of his sons prepare a memorandum.
A son of Nikolai Bokan is pictured sitting in a field, in the spot where his brother Konstantin had died only a few hours earlier.

A son of Nikolai Bokan is pictured sitting in a field in June 1933. Bokan writes that this was the spot where Konstantin Bokan had died of starvation ...

A son of Nikolai Bokan is pictured sitting in a field, in the spot where his brother Konstantin had died only a few hours earlier.
The corpse of Kostantine Bokan lies in a coffin.

The body of Konstantin Bokan lies in a straw-filled coffin filled with his head leaning on a pillow. Konstantin died of starvation in June 1933. ...

The corpse of Kostantine Bokan lies in a coffin.
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 ...

The funeral of Konstantin Bokan, who died of starvation.
Nikolai Bokan and three of his sons commemorate the death of Konstantin Bokan, who died of starvation.

Nikolai Bokan and three of his sons – Boris, Lev-Leonid, and Aleksandr – commemorate the death of their son and brother, Konstantin, who died of ...

Nikolai Bokan and three of his sons commemorate the death of Konstantin Bokan, who died of starvation.
Nikolai Bokan stands beside the grave of his son Konstantin, who died of starvation.

The photo features Nikolai Bokan standing next to the grave of his son, Konstantin, who died of starvation. In the few months prior to his death, he ...

Nikolai Bokan stands beside the grave of his son Konstantin, who died of starvation.
The grave of Konstantin Bokan, who died of starvation.

The photo features the grave of Konstantin Bokan, who died of starvation in June 1933. The top of the grave marker displays a photo of Konstantin, ...

The grave of Konstantin Bokan, who died of starvation.
Photo Display Board: "Our Past and Present in Photos"

A photo display board created by Nikolai Bokan in 1934. The board offers a timeline of events in the life of Nikolai Bokan and his family, ranging ...

Photo Display Board: "Our Past and Present in Photos"
Photo Display Board: “Those who rejected a Christian upbringing and fell under the influence of a mindless crowd”

A photo display board created by Nikolai Bokan in 1935. The board features brief descriptions of his three eldest sons, Nikolai Bokan (Jr.), Vladimir ...

Photo Display Board: “Those who rejected a Christian upbringing and fell under the influence of a mindless crowd”
Photo Display Board: “The Family of an Idealist”

A photo display board created by Nikolai Bokan in November 1936. The display board features portraits and brief descriptions about each of his seven ...

Photo Display Board: “The Family of an Idealist”
Photo Display Board: “A family like many others in the world, suffering senselessly.”

A photo display board created by Nikolai Bokan in 1936. The display board features portraits of the nine Bokan family members, namely Nikolai Bokan, ...

Photo Display Board: “A family like many others in the world, suffering senselessly.”
Photo Display Board: “The Fate of Disowned Children”

A photo display board created by Nikolai Bokan in 1936. The display board features photos of five of Bokan’s seven children and brief descriptions ...

Photo Display Board: “The Fate of Disowned Children”
Photo Display Board: "Unfortunate Children. Enticed by long-obsolete church doctrine."

A photo display board created by Nikolai Bokan in 1937. It features portraits of six of Bokan’s seven children, paired with photographs that capture ...

Photo Display Board: "Unfortunate Children. Enticed by long-obsolete church doctrine."
Seated in the front row are peasants sentenced to death for seeking vengeance against authorities for the seizure of their property.

The individuals seated on the front bench were sentenced to death for seeking vengeance against the authorities for the seizure of their property. ...

Seated in the front row are peasants sentenced to death for seeking vengeance against authorities for the seizure of their property.
Photo Display Board: "Causes of Death"

A photo display board created by Nikolai Bokan at an unknown date but presumably between 1933 and 1937. The photos feature corpses of individuals who ...

Photo Display Board: "Causes of Death"
Nikolai Bokan and the Holodomor: A Biographical Essay

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Nikolai Bokan and the Holodomor: A Biographical Essay
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