Holodomor

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  • Crowds of rural residents near the Kharkiv railway station waiting for a chance to take a train. Photo stamped "Forbidden."
        Caption on back of photo: "Peasants in Kharkov waiting for a train. Abbe was arrested for taking this 'forbidden' picture." Caption in I Photograph Russia: "FORBIDDEN. I was arrested for taking this railway scene. Starved peasants wait weeklong for trains to some objective they vainly imagine is the Promised Land ...
      Caption on back of photo: "Peasants in Kharkov waiting for a train. ...
  • Alexander Wienerberger: a Biographical Exhibit
  • Death Certificate of Konstantin Bokan
        The death certificate indicates that Konstantin Bokan died on July 1, 1933 at the age of twenty-one. He is said to have died from exhaustion due to malnutrition (istoshchenie). The doctor's office is listed as the place of death. The certificate was prepared by Dr. Klym Teslia, a local doctor, ...
      The death certificate indicates that Konstantin Bokan died on July 1, 1933 ...
  • Photo Display Board: Death of Konstantin Bokan by Starvation
        The photo display board is dedicated to the death of Konstantin Bokan by starvation. Though the text is largely indecipherable, the photos are known to feature Konstantin’s place of death, corpse, funeral proceedings, and grave. For more information on the photos, view the “Related Features” section of this record. Only ...
      The photo display board is dedicated to the death of Konstantin Bokan ...
  • Soviet Health Commissar's summer residence in Crimea
        Caption on Red album page: "Krim, wie bist Du schön!" [Crimea, how beautiful you are!]
      Caption on Red album page: "Krim, wie bist Du schön!" [Crimea, how ...
  • Abandoned factory in Kharkiv that Alexander Wienerberger was assigned to retrofit
        "Die Fabrik am kalten Berge" [The factory on Cold Mountain (Холодна Гора)]
      "Die Fabrik am kalten Berge" [The factory on Cold Mountain (Холодна Гора)]
  • Die Hungertragödie in Südrussland 1933: album view
        Album of 25 photographs presented by the photographer to Cardinal Theodor Innitzer, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vienna, Austria in 1934.
      Album of 25 photographs presented by the photographer to Cardinal Theodor Innitzer, ...
  • Whiting Williams and the Holodomor: A Biographical Essay
        The distinction of having the first photographs depicting scenes from Ukraine’s Holodomor published in the Western press may belong to Whiting Williams. Several of his photos from an August 1933 visit to Ukraine appeared early in 1934 as illustrations to his articles in a British weekly, Answers. A longtime resident ...
      The distinction of having the first photographs depicting scenes from Ukraine’s Holodomor ...
  • Victim of starvation lies dead against the side of a building in Kharkiv
        Handwritten caption on photo: "Hungerleiche auf der Strasse." [Body of starvation victim on the street.]
      Handwritten caption on photo: "Hungerleiche auf der Strasse." [Body of starvation victim ...
  • Elderly man sits on a bridge in Kharkiv, begging
        Handwritten caption on photo: “Auch eine Altersversorgung” [Alternative retirement plan].
      Handwritten caption on photo: “Auch eine Altersversorgung” [Alternative retirement plan].
  • Vladimir Bokan leaves his family home for a separate residence.
        На 25 году жизни при родителях Владимир уходит на отдельную квартиру. 13/VI 1932 г. At the age of 25, Vladimir leaves for a separate apartment, as his parents see him off. June 13, 1932.
      На 25 году жизни при родителях Владимир уходит на отдельную квартиру. 13/VI ...
  • Nikolai Bokan and his son prepare buckets of water outside of their family home in anticipation of an arson attack.
        «Враги человека домашние его.» Меры защиты на случай исполнения угроз сына Владимира поджечь жилище. 16/VI 32 г. “The enemies of man are those in his own household.” Taking precautionary measures in case our son Vladimir fulfills his threat to set our house on fire. June 16, 1932.
      «Враги человека домашние его.» Меры защиты на случай исполнения угроз сына Владимира ...
  • The Bokan family marks one year of Boris Bokan’s imprisonment for opposing conscription into the Soviet army.
        21 Сентября 1932 г. Первый год заключения Бориса в тюрьме за отказ от военной службы. September 21, 1932. The first year of Boris' imprisonment for refusing to serve in the army.
      21 Сентября 1932 г. Первый год заключения Бориса в тюрьме за отказ ...
  • 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.
        4/X – 1932 г. Посещение отцом и братом заключенного сопротивляющегося войне October 4, 1932 Father and brother visiting the imprisoned [brother] who refused to serve in the army.
      4/X – 1932 г. Посещение отцом и братом заключенного сопротивляющегося войне October ...
  • A window in the Bokan family house, broken by Vladimir Bokan out of anger for being forced to leave for a separate residence.
        Злобный Владимир Б. 24х лет. Вечером 12. XI. 32 разбил окно в жилище родных. Malicious Vladimir B., 24 years old. In the evening of November 12, 1932 he broke a window in the house of his family.
      Злобный Владимир Б. 24х лет. Вечером 12. XI. 32 разбил окно в ...
  • Nikolai Bokan stands beside the broken gate to his property, vandalized by debtors who would not pay him for his photography services.
        Случай какие нe редки 20/II – 33 г., днем два колхозника Дробязка Павел и Жук Феодосий явились к фотографу силой захватили снимки подлежащие оплате, уходя сорвали с петель дверь которую ударило в висок защищающегося фотографа и угрожая скрылись. A frequent occurrence. On the afternoon of January 20, 1933, two collective ...
      Случай какие нe редки 20/II – 33 г., днем два колхозника Дробязка ...
  • Boris Bokan returns home after his seventeen-month imprisonment for opposing conscription into the Soviet Army.
        Отбывший тюремное заключение за сопротивление войне. После 17ти месячного заключения –возвращение домой. 14. III. 1933 г. The one who served a prison sentence for resisting the war. After 17 months of imprisonment, he returns home. March 14, 1933.
      Отбывший тюремное заключение за сопротивление войне. После 17ти месячного заключения –возвращение домой. ...
  • 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.
        Прощальный обед Косте по случаю ухода на отдельное жительство. Kostia's farewell lunch on the occasion of his departure for a separate residence.
      Прощальный обед Косте по случаю ухода на отдельное жительство. Kostia's farewell lunch ...
  • 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 claimed this book had served as a foundation for his religious and philosophical beliefs. Nikolai Bokan was an adherent of the Tolstoyan movement that ...
      Boris and Nikolai Bokan pose on two chairs in front of a ...
  • Nikolai Bokan and two of his sons prepare a memorandum.
        Заключение «Памятной записки» 27/VI – 1933 г. Completing the "Memorandum" June 27, 1933
      Заключение «Памятной записки» 27/VI – 1933 г. Completing the "Memorandum" June 27, ...
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