To promote and spread the truth about one of the least-known genocides in the world–the Ukrainian Genocide (Holodomor) of 1932-1933. By remembering the victims of the Holodomor and other genocides, the U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor Genocide Awareness (U.S. Holodomor Committee) aims to help ensure that the horrors of the past are not repeated, and that the (still) deniers of this heinous crime against humanity be called out.


The U.S. Holodomor Committee was formed in 2006 under the initiative of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Holodomor in 2008.

Over the years, the U.S. Holodomor Committee has evolved into an independent, District of Columbia-registered organization, consisting of and supported by an ever-growing number of volunteers from across the United States. Their varied activities are focused on bringing education about the Holodomor into school curricula, media outreach, genocide recognition by state governments, exhibits, film production, “Remembrance” days, and the push for revocation of the Pulitzer Prize awarded in 1932 to Walter Duranty, a New York Times Moscow correspondent whose lies about the Holodomor contributed to the horrific death toll of the Stalin-orchestrated genocide.  2015 saw the Committee’s most notable endeavor, when the Holodomor Memorial in Washington, D.C., whose creation had been approved by the U.S. Congress in 2006, was unveiled in a solemn ceremony that was attended by thousands.

The U.S. Holodomor Committee’s various activities have been funded by generous support from Ukrainian American credit unions, as well as by other contributors within the Ukrainian American community.

Executive Committee  and Affiliated Organizations:

The U.S. Holodomor Committee is an organization of affiliated organizations and volunteers. The Executive Committee conducts the operations of the U.S. Holodomor
 and is as follows:

Michael Sawkiw, Jr. – Chairman

Roman Czajkowsky – Vice Chairman

Marika Jurach – Executive Secretary

Hanja Cherniak – Treasurer

The following organizations are affiliates of the U.S. Holodomor Committee:

Honorary Member: Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA

Honorary Member: Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States

Freedom Foundation

Organization for the Defense of Four Freedoms in Ukraine

Organization for the Defense of Lemko Western Ukraine

Organization for the Rebirth of Ukraine

Providence Association of Ukrainian Catholics

Shevchenko Scientific Society

The Washington Group

Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the U.S.

Ukrainian American Coordinating Council

Ukrainian American Veterans

Ukrainian American Youth Association (UAYA)

Ukrainian Congress Committee of America

Ukrainian Free University Foundation

Ukrainian Genocide Foundation

Ukrainian Human Rights Committee

Ukrainian Institute of America

Ukrainian Medical Association of North America

Ukrainian Museum (NY)

Ukrainian National Association

Ukrainian National Credit Union Association

Ukrainian National Women’s League of America

Ukrainian Orthodox League

Ukrainian Patriarchate Society

Ukrainian Scouting Organization – PLAST

United Ukrainian American Relief Committee

Women’s Organization for the Defense of Four Freedoms in Ukraine

In addition to community organizations, regional community committees have also been formed and are an integral part of the U.S. Holodomor Committee. Those community committees include:

Boston Holodomor Committee

Capital District (NY) Holodomor Committee

Chicago Holodomor Committee

Connecticut Holodomor Committee

Florida Chapter of U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide Awareness

Los Angeles Holodomor Committee

Michigan Holodomor Committee

New Jersey Holodomor Committee

New Mexico Holodomor Committee

Oregon Holodomor Committee

Philadelphia Holodomor Committee

Pittsburgh Holodomor Committee

SE Florida Holodomor Committee

Texas Holodomor Committee

Yonkers Holodomor Committee

The U.S. Holodomor Committee regularly holds conference calls with volunteers, among them representatives from above mentioned organizations, to plan and discuss current and future U.S. Holodomor Committee activities. Various subcommittees have been formed to promote specific efforts of the U.S. Holodomor Committee.