Popilnianskyi district

Zhytomyrskа region

Victims: 320

The population of Holybiatyn village (Popilnia district, Zhytomyr region) suffered from Holodomor-genocide of 1932-1933.

In July 1932 NKVD agents in Popilnia district reported on the discontent of people with difficulties in collective farms and their situation: “In the village of Holubiatyn, there were cases of collective farmers’ failure to work and speculation in agricultural products. Semenenko Prokip, in the presence of the collective farmers, said: “Let them sow and work with tractors, now there are no fools that could the whole day to run with a hunger for seeder. Today it is better to take pood flour or potatoes to Kiev, because you can earn more for one trip than in the collective farm for the whole year.” In the decision of Popilnia DPC Bureau of April 19, 1933, it was noted that in some villages, including Holubiatyn, the collective farms practically stopped supplementions of the bread rations to the teachers. Teachers are in an extremely difficult material condition (some teachers are literally starving). The inhabitants of Holubiatyn village who died of famine in 1932-33, according to eyewitnesses, were buried in a village cemetery at a distance of 800 m from the village council, on the right side on the road going to Popilnia village, in the northeastern part. In 1998, an oak cross was installed at the burial site. According to the old-timers testimonies, 320 people died during Holodomor in the village. The names of 67died people are established.