Oksana w Book Osherowitz | UNWLA - Ukrainian National Womens League of America
At the initiative of Oksana Piaseckyj, member of Branch 17 in Miami, the UNWLA has purchased 16 copies of Mendel Osherowitch’s memoir; How People live in Soviet Russia: Impressions from a Journey.

Translated from the original Yiddish book Vi Menshen Leben in Sovet Rusland (New York, 1933) by Sharon Power and edited by Professor Lubomyr Luciuk, the memoir provides an eyewitness account of conditions in Soviet Ukraine during the early winter of 1932, just as the Great Terror Famine (the Holodomor) was beginning. According to Ms. Piaseckyj, “Had this book been translated then into English for a wider audience, it could have prevented the scandalous denial of the Holodomor by Walter Duranty of the New York Times and the progressive media of the day”.

The UNWLA is donating the books to 16 university libraries around the country to aid in academic research into the Holodomor.

Anyone interested in purchasing the book can send a check for $40 (includes postage and handling) made out to Kashtan Press, and mailed to:

Kashtan Press

849 Wartman Ave.

Kingston, Ontario K7M 2Y6

Oksana with Book Osherowitz