Popilnianskyi district

Zhytomyrskа region

Victims: 1200

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

In the documents of the State Archive of Zhytomyr region for 1933, there were found the words of the farmer Sharmovskyi Semen in the presence of Andrushchenko Yukhym: “Let’s stop working on a collective farm, all the same it will come to fruition, we can not fulfill the grain procurement plan on the collective farm”.

Kryvenka agricultural artel was entered on a “black board”, which made many collective farmers and their families starved to death. According to eyewitness accounts, the peasants who died of starvation were buried at 1 km from the village council to the east, in the village cemetery. According to legends, in 1932-33 from the famine in the village approximately 1,200 people died. The names of 248 died people are established.

The Holodomor victims’ mass burial place is located in the center of the village cemetery, where in 2003 an oak cross was erected and the earth mound of sorrow was buried.