The population of Katerynivka village (Velykolepetyskyi district, Khersonska region, in 1932-1933 it belonged to Dnipropetrovska region) suffered from the Holodomor-genocide of 1932-1933.
In the 1930s, two collective farms were functioning in the village. One of the was called Ukrainian“ (“Ukraiinets”), where the Ukrainians worked, the other was named “Hammer (“Molot”), which consisted of Russians. Its head was Ivan Kharytonovych Kosar.
According to the memories of the eyewitnesses, people were dying massively, during the famine the village decreased for about one third. The children of the dead peasants were taken to the orphanages, located in Mala Lepetykha and Velyka Lepetykha.
The mass grave of the 1932-1933 Holodomor victims is located at the village cemetery. The dead were taken to the cemetery and buried in the common pit.