hsd is proud to announce that, in collaboration with internationally-renowned architecture firm Nizio Design International (NDI), we have been honoured with the privilege and responsibility of co-authoring The National Holodomor Museum in Kyiv, Ukraine.
The new Museum will open its doors in 2023 and is being constructed as part of a revitalization of the site, on the slopes of the Dnieper River, where a small museum and memorial dedicated to the victims of the Holodomor currently stands.
The Holodomor (1932-1933), a man-made famine orchestrated by the Soviet Union, resulted in the death of millions of Ukrainians. From the moment it began, through to Ukrainian independence in 1991, this crime against humanity was covered up and denied.
In the last three decades, the Holodomor has been increasingly recognized throughout the world as a genocide. This project is significant because it will be the first national, full-scale museum devoted to telling the story of the Holodomor and memorializing its victims.
Conceptualized as a living memorial, the Museum will also operate as a human rights research centre which will aim to inspire Ukrainians, as well as the international community, to continue fighting for freedom, dignity and human rights globally.
In connection with International Holodomor Memorial Day, supporting foundations from Ukraine (The International Foundation for the Development of the Holodomor Victims’ Memorial) and the Canadian-Ukrainian community (The Holodomor National Awareness Tour, Canada-Ukraine Foundation) launched their formal fundraising campaign “Road To Truth” with the support of hsd and NDI on November 19.