Berlin, 17-18 September 2021: “The Holodomor in Academic and Public Debates: Ukrainian and European Perspectives”

The sixth annual conference of the German-Ukrainian Commission of Historians (DUHK), postponed to 2021 due to the pandemic, will take place in a hybrid format in Berlin on 17-18 September 2021. Cooperation partners are the Holodomor Research and Education Center in Ukraine and Canada. Conference languages are English, Ukrainian, German.


On the evening of 17 September, the DUHK invites all interested parties to the Keynote speech by the Italian historian and Holodomor expert Andrea Graziosi, who will give a lecture on “Famines and Genocides: a Global Perspective”. The event will take place in the Henry Ford Building, Lecture Hall C (Garystr. 35-37, Berlin) from 7 to 8:30 pm. To participate, please register by 15 September at

In five panels of the conference, the Commission members and other historians from Ukraine, Germany, Belarus, Austria, the USA and Canada will deal with different aspects of the famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933: Among other things, the question of the genocidal character of the Holodomor, the comparison with other famine catastrophes, the international reaction to the Holodomor, its reverberations during the Second World War and in today’s politics of history and culture of remembrance will be discussed.

The keynote speech, as well as the entire conference, can be followed in a live stream on DUHK’s Youtube channel

The conference is supported by the DAAD with funds from the German Federal Foreign Office (AA).