Popilnianskyi district

Zhytomyrskа region

Victims: 350

The population of Myroliubivka village (in 1932 two villages – Kilovka and Lozovyky), (Popilnia district, Zhytomyr region) suffered from Holodomor-genocide of 1932-1933.

In July 1932, collective farmers were dissatisfied with their position and working conditions during the preparation of harvesting, hay harvesting and processing of sugar beet in Popilnia district. The agents of the People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs reported: “… Koilovka village (Kilovka, now is a part of the Myroliubivka village), a member of the state farm, a poor woman Klymenko Khrystia, in the presence of Vershylenko S., said: “We work on beets, as slaves, and we are given 100 grams of bread. If the proportion of bread has not been increased, then we will not get to work.”

The Holodomor victims of 1932-1933 were buried at a distance of 1.3 km to west from the village council in the area of ​​the old cemetery. The number of people who died in the settlements of Kilovka and Lozovyky (now Myroliubivka village) is unknown. According to the memoirs of eyewitnesses, a number of people who died of famine in 1932-33, is approximately 350 people. Surnames of 49 people are installed. The following data tells us about the high mortality in the village: in the family of Horodiuk Ivan seven children died of starvation, in the family of Oleksienko eight children died, in the family of Livshun five people died. This is the Holodomor victims’ burial place of the former Kilovka village (in 1962 it became a part of Myroliubivka village).