The “Bitter Memories of Childhood” monument to memorialize the Holodomor was erected in the spring of 2015 in Wascana Centre southeast of the Legislative Building on Lakeshore Drive.
The monument project was spear headed by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Volunteer Group. The UCC, Regina Branch purchased an exact copy of the life size bronze statue by sculpture Petro Drozdowsky. The original statue is located near the entrance to the National Holodomor Museum in Kyiv, Ukraine.
This monument is to memorialize the Holodomor endured by the Ukrainian people in 1932-33. The Holodomor was a man-made famine in the Ukrainian SSR and adjacent Cossack territories between 1932 and 1933. During the famine millions of Ukrainians and Cossacks died of starvation in a peacetime catastrophe unprecedented in the history of Ukraine.
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