Myronivskyi district

Kyivskа region

Victims: 1500

The population of Potik village (Myronivskyi district, Kyivska region) suffered from the Holodomor-genocide of 1932-1933.

The first collective farm named “Molode selo” (“Young Village”) appeared in Potik village yet in 1922. During the collectivization, there were already four such kolkhozes: “Chervonyi Zhovten” (“Red October”), named after Kaganovich, “Chervona Zirka” (“Red Star”), named after the 1st of May.

The property of these newly created kolkhozes was enriched by the legal robbery of wealthy peasants. 19 families of them were dekulakized during several months.

In 1930, the individual farmers L. D. Marynka and M. M. Pylypko were sentenced to imprisonment or exile for 3 years for open resistance to the coercion and despotism of the village authorities. In 1931, the same happened to the wealthy peasant D. D. Sulyma, who was also dekulakized in 1930. In 1933, I. N. Kuvyka was punished in the same way too.

Obeying the prescriptions of high state and party leadership, the village and collective farm authorities started the completing of unrealizable “plan” by robbing their co-villagers, provided by party, Komsomol and Committees of Poor Peasants activists. The evidence of this can be found in the testimonies of famine survivors, for example, in the book “Tragic Years in Myronivskyi District” written by R. H. Nesterov

During this artificial famine, about 1500 people died in the village. Only 125 persons killed by starvation are identified. 28 of them are children.

In 2003, the community of the village heaped the mound up and installed the cross at the place of mass burial, located at the cemetery.