Mаlа Vilshаnkа

Bilotserkivskyi district

Kyivskа region

Victims: 770

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

Mala Vilshanka was special village in the Soviet period, because in 1923 one of the first agricultural communes in Bilotserkivskyi district was created there. The collective farm was found in 1929. According to the eyewitnesses’ evidence, 6 families were dekulakized, including Uliana Denysiuk, Fedir Overchenko, Makar Ivashchenko. However, their number was bigger. I. M. Denysiuk was exiled to Siberia for the resistance during the dekulakization.

The performers of the Holodomor police were Pavlo Biletskyi (the Communist activist), Yevtukh Kovalchuk (the head of the village council), I. O. Herhel, I. O. Danyliuk, Stepan Chernenko, Musii Chernenko. Arrcording to different eyewitnesses’ memories, the number of the losses from the Holodomor is 314 to 770 people.

The surnames of 269 families and inhabitants killed by starvation are identified.

In 1998, by the decision of executive committee of the village council at the cemetery, at the place of the mass burial, the iron cross with the sign “To the Victims of the Holodomor of 1932-1933” was installed.