Popilnianskyi district

Zhytomyrskа region

Victims: 114

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

The Holodomor period was preceded by a violent collectivization in Pochuiki village, in order to achieve the highest percentage in the shortest possible time. They tightened the fees until late at night, and starting it at midnight, sending the whole brigade to the corners to wake the peasants. The Commissioner of Popilnia DES Kudel, trying to get 100% of collectivization in village, threatened children at school that they would be excluded from school if their parents did not enter the collective farm.

The Holodomor victims were buried at a village cemetery at a distance of 600 m from the village council, on the right side from the road to Stavyshche village, to south from the chapel. The exact number of people who died of hunger is unknown. The names of 114 people have been established. In 2016, a new memorial sign on granite was installed at the burial site. The performer of the work is Shepnivskyi Valeriy Mykolaiovych.