Myronivskyi district

Kyivskа region

Victims: 600

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

The village was created in 1920s’. An active member of food detachment, agronomist Viktor Benklinov was the head of volost land committee in Karapyshi. When in 1932 volost became the part of Myronivskyi district, Benklinov organized the migration of poor peasants to the steppe. In 1924, the new village was formed. It was named after this man. During the Holodomor, the village belonged to Bohuslavskyi district.

In 1932, the collective farm called “Piatyrichka” (“Five-Year Plan”) was created. The peasants Kapiton Andriiyovych Kocherhin and Danylo Kostiantynovych Yevtushenko were dekulakized.

During the Holodomor years, about 600 people died, despite the head of the village council Benklinov helped the peasants. Only 153 victims of 1932-1933 famine are identified, 79 of them are children.

The mass burial place is collated at the village cemetery. In 2007, the inhabitant of the village I. D. Pykasenko installed a memorial cross there.