Holodomor Genocide Memorial

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Holodomor Memorial to Victims of the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide of 1932–1933
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Coordinates38°53′51″N 77°00′34″W / 38.8974°N 77.0095°W / 38.8974; -77.0095Coordinates: 38°53′51″N 77°00′34″W / 38.8974°N 77.0095°W / 38.8974; -77.0095
LocationWashington, D.C., United States
DesignerLarysa Kurylas
Opening dateNovember 7, 2015

The Holodomor Memorial to Victims of the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide of 1932–1933 was opened in Washington, D.C., United States, on November 7, 2015.[1][2] Congress approved creation of the Holodomor Memorial in 2006.[3]

The memorial was built by the National Park Service and the Ukrainian government to honor the victims of the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide of 1932–33 and to educate the American public.[4]

The memorial, designed by Larysa Kurylas, is one of three monuments in Washington, D.C., designed or co-designed by women—the others being the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial.[5]

The memorial is located near the U.S. Capitol building at the intersection of North Capitol Street, Massachusetts Avenue, and F Street N.W. It is diagonal to the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum, about one block from Union Station.


  1. ^ "Holodomor Memorial presented in Washington". UNIAN. August 5, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  2. ^ Andrea K. McDaniels (November 7, 2015). "Organizers, including Timonium man, hope to educate with Ukrainian memorial in D.C." The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "Holodomor Memorial Dedication Ceremony". Archived from the original on March 17, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  4. ^ "Holodomor Memorial to Victims of the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide of 1932–1933". Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  5. ^ Dietsch, Deborah K. (July 24, 2014). "Local architect designs Washington memorial to victims of genocidal famine in Ukraine". Retrieved January 28, 2018 – via www.WashingtonPost.com.