Holodomor Digital Collections
Skrypnyk, Fedir
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Description
Creators
Fedir Skrypnyk (b. 1918), Author
Volodymyr Maniak
, Recipient
Media Type
Text
Item Types
Correspondence
Envelopes
Transcriptions
Translations
Description

Letter sent from: City of Uman, Cherkasy oblast
Letter describes events in 1932-1933 in: Village of Tabanove, Pidvysoke raion, Kyiv oblast
Current location name: Village of Tabanove, Novoarkhanhelsk raion, Kirovohrad oblast


The author, Fedir Skrypnyk was 15 in 1933 and has very specific memories about famine, dekurkulization, neighbors-victims, and perpetrators. He lived through famines in 1921-22 and 1932-33 and writes that the 1932-33 famine was artificial, caused by excessive requisitioning of food stuffs as the harvest was good in 1932.


He focuses heavily on the role of local activists- perpetrators in excessive grain requisitioning; he names people in the search brigades; describes how some of them died of hunger themselves, and some lived on to become Nazi collaborators.


People ate the by-products of manufacturing dumped by a sugar refinery at Mezhyrichka and a spirit refinery at Perehonivka and caught mussels in the Yatran river.


Author describes multiple cases of cannibalism by family members and neighbors. Kurkuls/kulaks were 'chosen' based on the appearance of their houses. Their houses were destroyed or confiscated. Some were sent to labor camps (Solovky) or died of starvation. In 1934-39 he became a college student and repressions in the villages continued.


Ukrainian transcription and English translation available.

Notes
Author's gender: Male
Category: Child
Author's name in Ukrainian: Федір Скрипник
Date of Original
9 December 1988
Date Of Event
1932-1933
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Федір Сергійович Скрипник ; Fedir Skrypnyk
Local identifier
126-3 b
Collection
Maniak Letters
Language of Item
English; Ukrainian
Geographic Coverage
  • Kirovohrad, Ukraine
    Latitude: 48.45681 Longitude: 30.55799
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Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Skrypnyk, Fedir



Letter sent from: City of Uman, Cherkasy oblast
Letter describes events in 1932-1933 in: Village of Tabanove, Pidvysoke raion, Kyiv oblast
Current location name: Village of Tabanove, Novoarkhanhelsk raion, Kirovohrad oblast


The author, Fedir Skrypnyk was 15 in 1933 and has very specific memories about famine, dekurkulization, neighbors-victims, and perpetrators. He lived through famines in 1921-22 and 1932-33 and writes that the 1932-33 famine was artificial, caused by excessive requisitioning of food stuffs as the harvest was good in 1932.


He focuses heavily on the role of local activists- perpetrators in excessive grain requisitioning; he names people in the search brigades; describes how some of them died of hunger themselves, and some lived on to become Nazi collaborators.


People ate the by-products of manufacturing dumped by a sugar refinery at Mezhyrichka and a spirit refinery at Perehonivka and caught mussels in the Yatran river.


Author describes multiple cases of cannibalism by family members and neighbors. Kurkuls/kulaks were 'chosen' based on the appearance of their houses. Their houses were destroyed or confiscated. Some were sent to labor camps (Solovky) or died of starvation. In 1934-39 he became a college student and repressions in the villages continued.


Ukrainian transcription and English translation available.