- Platon Fedorenko (b. 1919), Author
- Volodymyr Maniak, Recipient
- Media Type
- Item Types
Letter sent from: Village of Yaresky, Shyshaky raion, Poltava oblast
Letter describes events in (1932-1933): Village of Kovalivka, Shyshaky raion, Kharkiv oblast
Current location name: Village of Kovalivka, Shyshaky raion, Poltava oblast
Author Platon Fedorenko was 13 at the time of the famine. "Storm trooper" search brigades were taking everything away, detaining and torturing people kept in detention, and demanding they reveal information on any hidden grain. Mass deaths occurred in the village. His father and older brother died of starvation. He believes that the famine was artificially created by Stalin and his unwise policies (collectivization) and supports memorialization of the victims.
His mother would cook a mixture made of weeds. To survive, he and his 2 sisters began working on the collective farm and received a ration twice daily at work. He believes that the famine was artificially created by Stalin and his unwise policies (collectivization) and supports the memorialization of the victims.
Russian transcription and English translation available.
- Author's gender: Male
Author's name in Ukrainian and in Russian: Платон Маркович Федоренко; Платон Федоренко
- Date of Original
- 20 December 1988
- Date Of Event
- Child labor
Punishment & torture
Ration in kolhosp
Ukraine--History--Famine, 1932-1933--Personal narratives
- Personal Name(s)
- Платон Маркович Федоренко ; Platon Fedorenko
- Local identifier
- Maniak Letters
- Language of Item
- English; Russian
- Geographic Coverage
Poltava oblast, Shyshaky raion:
Latitude: 49.83733 Longitude: 33.90935
- Poltava oblast, Shyshaky raion:
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- Holodomor Research & Education Consortium