Bilotserkivskyi district

Kyivskа region

Victims: 400

The population of Yosypivka village (Bilotserkivskyi district, Kyivska region) suffered from Holodomor-genocide of 1932-1933.

In 1930, the collective farm named after Shevchenko was created. 42 wealthy peasants’ families were dekulakized (H. Ya. Torbenko, T. I. Humenna, T. A. Yakymenko, Ya. Y. Yurchenko, I. P. Didyk and others). The man and woman, who were called Kerynski, were arrested and exiled for the resistance during the dekulakization. 13 their children were left without paternal care. In order to survive, they started to steal from the peasants’ houses. Later people anticed the children to the barn, placed the weeds and the brine there in order for these children to die faster.

According to the eyewitnesses’ testimonies, more than 400 inhabitants of the village died during the years of the Holodomor.

At the mass grave the Memorial cross was installed in 2001.