On the territory of Nizhnoybaranykivka village on the Stepp of Ukraine street (above the general education school) is a cemetery, there is a place of mass burial of the victims of the Holodomor of 1932-1933.
According to witnesses: Fedorova Anna Semenovna, born in in 1914 – “Even in 1932, our village began a famine. And I remember my father went to relatives who promised to give a torment, so that we would burn even the cakes. (The flour is the remnants of flour that settled on the walls of the mill). And when he returned, he was killed, and the bread and torment were taken away.
And so we stayed alone without a parent. In the family we had 7 people, of them 3 children. In 1933 there was nothing at all in our family. Ambulance was terrible, I do not know how we survived. They ate different grasses – dumplings, weep loose weavers and cooked a boil, absolutely ate everything, only to stuff something to the stomach. For food, they also went and gathered in the colors of a dead horse.
And in the collective farm there were storerooms completely covered with grain, they were locked up, kept, and people were not given.
The people began to die of hunger, they dug common pits on the coffins, and brought horses to the horses to the dead and threw them into one hole. People did not have the power to bury the pits and therefore left them so. And in the spring began terrible stench, and those people who could still walk went to throw holes.
I was 19 years old and I went to work as the sun came down, we already have to be in the field, I, if nobody was at work, then judged it.
There was an authorized Keever in our village, he drove people to work with hack, went and watched people what they were eating. Even walked through the huts and checked who cooked, even came to the fact that turned piggyback with a brew.
Was on a collective farm head Ogurny Vlas Sergeyevich – a very good man. He opened the collective farm and issued a daily worker of 5 kg. wheat
But Yalka learned about it and informed the district. Belovodskaya arrived cars and took the grain. And Vlas Sergeyevich was threatened with massacre and he could no longer stand up to himself.
In the 33rd, many died out, even the whole family died. So completely all died out in the families of Shevchenko Arkhip and Luciantsevo Nastya.
I recall Gasihenko Dmitry Yakovlevich telling us that he was the secretary of the village council, that according to not exact data of this period, 950 people died from our village.»