New Holodomor me­mo­rial in Washington, D.C., wins praise for its thought­ful de­sign

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Ukrainian Am­bas­sador to the United States Va­leriy Chaly on Aug. 4 in­spects the bronze re­lief in­stal­la­tion of the Holodomor Me­mo­rial to the vic­tims of the Josef Stal­i­nordered famine in Ukraine. The me­mo­rial is lo­cated near the Capi­tol in Washington, D.C. Michael Sawkiw (far right) of the U.S. Com­mit­tee for Ukrainian Holodomor Geno­cide Aware­ness 1932-1933 looks on. In 2006, the U.S. Congress au­tho­rized the Ukrainian gov­ern­ment to es­tab­lish a me­mo­rial on fed­eral land in the Dis­trict of Columbia to honor the up to 10 mil­lion vic­tims who starved in Ukraine. The event was also at­tended by artist Larysa Kury­las, who de­signed the me­mo­rial, as well as Kather­ine Lanzil­lotta of Hart­man-Cox Ar­chi­tects. Ac­cord­ing to the Washington Post, Kury­las chose to de­pict a field of wheat that both projects and re­cedes across the me­mo­rial’s 30-foot-long bronze wall, rep­re­sent­ing the tran­si­tion from a boun­ti­ful harvest to famine. Ded­i­ca­tion of the me­mo­rial is sched­uled for Nov. 7. (usa.mfa.gov.ua)

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