Tetiivskyi district

Kyivskа region

Victims: 685

The population of Telizhyntsi village (Tetiyivskyi district, Kyivska region) suffered from the Holodomor-genocide of 1932-1933 in Ukraine. There is no archival data about the number of people killed by starvation, but the eyewitnesses tell, that after August of 1933 the local village council staff members were saying: “During the 1932 year and winter and summer of 1933, 685 people died in the village.”

312 victims are identified. At both local cemeteries, there are visible places of 1933 graves, where there were the pits. Over the mass burial, the trees and bushes are growing.

In 1929, the collective farm named after Shevchenko was created, in 1930 the collective farm called “Pershe Travnia” (“The First of May”) appeared. The peasants who did not want to give all their property for common using, were dekulakized and exiled out from the district with their families.

During the first day of the collective farm named after Shevchenko work, 40 families submitted their requests to enter it. They brought the tools and cattle, started the construction of buildings for farming, and ground cultivation. In spring, they sowed the fields on time, then they collected the generous harvest, but almost everything was given to the state. Some peasants felt themselves deceived and wanted to come out of the kolkhoz. However, they were also exiled from their houses outside the district. Their farms were attached to the collective farm.

Every year the situation was becoming worse and worse. In 1931, the system of accounting of work done was implemented. The norms of work were very high, people were working day and night. To earn one “trudoden” (“a working day”) on by mowing one needed to mow 30 a. Such work was exhausting the peasants, but in autumn it turned out that almost all the wheat was again taken by the state. That’s why the peasants got only 100-150 g of cereal per one working day. Even the most hard-working people got less than 50 kg of grain.