Myronivskyi district

Kyivskа region

Victims: 350

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

During the Holodomor years, the village belonged to Rzhyshchivskyi district.

To the December of 1932, more than 90% of the farms entered the collective farm because of forced “willing” collectivization. The kolkhoz was called “Nadiiia” (“Hope”), its head was Koloshmai. However, this did not save the peasants from the total confiscations of the food stocks by the special brigades and terrible starvation, which killed 350 inhabitants of the village. 25 persons are identified, 9 of them are children.

The most difficult period was the winter and spring of 1933. People were dying on the streets, near the fences, in non-heated houses. In order to survive somehow, people were eating cats, rats, leaves, grass, picked the rotten last year’s potatoes. The death rate was increasing to the summer of 1933.

At the mass burial place, located at the cemetery, the wooden Memorial cross was installed in 1996.