Over the last twenty years, a concerted effort has been made to uncover the history of the Holodomor, the Great Famine of 1932--1933 in Ukraine. Now, with the archives opened and the essential story told, it becomes possible to explore in detail what happened after the Holodomor and to examine its impact on Ukraine and its people. In 2008 the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University hosted an international conference entitled "The Great Famine in Ukraine: The Holodomor and Its Consequences, 1933 to the Present." The papers, most of which are contained in this volume, concern a wide range of topics, such as the immediate aftermath of the Holodomor and its subsequent effect on Ukraine's people and communities; World War II, with its wartime and postwar famines; and the impact of the Holodomor on subsequent generations of Ukrainians and present-day Ukrainian culture. Through the efforts of the historians, archivists, and demographers represented here, a fuller history of the Holodomor continues to emerge.
Andrea Graziosi is a Professor of History at the University of Naples Federico II. Lubomyr A. Hajda is Associate Director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. Karel C. Berkhoff is Senior Researcher at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Volodymyr Dibrova is Writer-in-Residence and Editor at the Ukrainian Research Institute and is Preceptor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University George G. Grabowicz is Dmytro Cyzevs'kyj Professor of Ukrainian Literature in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University. Liudmyla Hrynevych is Senior Research Fellow, Institute of History of Ukraine at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Oleg Khlevniuk is Senior Research Fellow at the State Archive of the Russian Federation, Moscow. Stanislav Kulchytskyi is the Deputy Director of the Institute of Ukrainian History at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Robert Kusnierz is Research Fellow at the Institute of History, Pomeranian University, Slupsk. France Mesle is Research Director at the National Institute of Demographic Studies, Paris. Roman Serbyn is Professor of History (Emeritus) at the University of Quebec at Montreal. Yuri Shapoval is Head of the Department of Ethnopolitics, Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine James Vallin is Research Director at the National Institute of National Demographic Studies, Paris Valerii Vasyliev is Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Ukraine at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Olexandra Veselova is Senior Research Fellow, Institute of History of Ukraine at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Nicolas Werth is a researcher at the Institute for Contemporary History. Oleh Wolowyna is President of Informed Decisions, Inc. Roman Wysocki is Assistant Professor at the Institute of History, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin. Hennadii Yefimenko is Senior Research Fellow, Institute of History of Ukraine at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.