The reference librarian’s answer was brief and to the point “There is no record of it. It (the Ukranian Holocaust-Famine) never happened. Your father ( who somehow survived it while losing most of his family) lied.”
My father had the misfortune to be born in June 1917 in the southern Ukraine. He spent the first thirty years of his life under Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler and survived them all. He never lived in a free country until we immigrated to America is 1956.
As I was growing up, my father told me stories of his life. They were not pleasant. Stories of the Red Army sweeping across the farm in 1926 and taking all the horses. The Communists returning a year later and confiscating the farm, shooting my grandmother, and making my father an orphan at the age of 10.
Entire Ukranian intransigence here.
“The solution to the world’s problems lie behind the Iron Curtain.” (Che Guevara, 1958)
And so it goes…….
(HT to our friend Joe Lima.)