Myronivskyi district

Kyivskа region

Victims: 200

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

During the Holodomor, the village belonged to Bohuslavskyi district. Before the Holodomor, there were two collective farms in the villages: named after Frunze (its head was Y. L. Kolomiiets) and named after Dymytrov (its head was V. F. Yablunivskyi). Those, who refused to enter kolkhozes, were left without land, cattle and agricultural tools; they were expelled from their houses. 10 persons were dekulakized. They were N. P. Zhyhailo, M. P. Zhyhailo, Maksym Tymoshenko, the families of Zhabenko, Ivanenko, Hrokh, Hushel.

The most actively the policy of Bolshevik party was provided by the communists and Komsomol members Sydir Dziuba, I. P. Bilous, Yosyp Malusha, Nychypir Oliinyk, M. D. Besarab, Onysym Pokoshovanyi. They were walking in groups of 3 to 6 people, entering the houses both of kolkhoz members and individual farmers, confiscating everything they could have found. They took the grains, cattle and agricultural tools to the collective farm, while the family was left to die from starvation.

Those who resisted were condemned. For example, in 1930 M. O. Fesenko (born in 1886) was sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment. In 1931, the individual farmer A. P. Naida (born in 1877) got 5 years of exile.

Many people survived due to the fact that they were working on the railway to Kaniv construction and were fed somehow. Those who hid at least some amount of grains survived. Those who had clothes, embroidered towels, burlaps or jewelry were going to the cities and exchanging these things for food or selling them (buying food for the money they got).

According to the memories of the inhabitants of the village who suffered from the Holodomor of 1932-1933 (nowadays, there are 100 such people in the village), about 200 people died from starvation in the village. 63 persons are identified, 17 of them are children.

In 2007, at the place of the mass burial of the Holodomor victims, the Memorial cross was installed by Yu. M. Zoria