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About the Great Famine Project

The Great Famine project’s focus is on the history of the Holodomor ("death-by-starvation") – the Great Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33.

The Famine took lives of close to four million inhabitants of Ukraine and is one of the most studied, but also one of the most debated topics of the twentieth-century Ukrainian and Soviet history. The GIS Map of Ukraine presents geographic data on the demographic losses of 1932-33, ethnic composition and administrative division of Ukraine in the 1920s and 1930s, country's ecological zoning, as well as Soviet government policies and their results, including levels of collectivization of the agriculture, grain procurement plans, and data on the fulfilment of those plans.

The interactive map allows one not only to conduct spacial analysis of historical data, but also helps to formulate new questions and, we hope, stimulate new research on the history of the Great Famine.

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