Holodomor Digital Collections
Fedorenko, Platon
:
Description
Creators
Platon Fedorenko (b. 1919), Author
Volodymyr Maniak
, Recipient
Media Type
Text
Item Types
Correspondence
Envelopes
Transcriptions
Translations
Description

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.

Notes
Author's gender: Male
Category: Child
Author's name in Ukrainian and in Russian: Платон Маркович Федоренко; Платон Федоренко
Date of Original
20 December 1988
Date Of Event
1932-1933
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Платон Маркович Федоренко ; Platon Fedorenko
Local identifier
173-3b
Collection
Maniak Letters
Language of Item
English; Russian
Geographic Coverage
  • Poltava oblast, Shyshaky raion:
    Poltava, Ukraine
    Latitude: 49.83733 Longitude: 33.90935
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Fedorenko, Platon



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.