The Role of holodomor in the politics of nation building in Ukraine

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2015
Dönmez, Devran
The aim of this thesis is to define the role of Holodomor, the Ukrainian famine of 1932-1933, in the politics of nation building in Ukraine. With this goal in mind I aim to examine the impact of Holodomor in (re)creating the national consciousness, identity and memory in the post-Soviet period. In order to better analyze why Holodomor became one of the central pillars of Ukrainian national identity, I will discuss the history of famine years. I also provide a brief history of Ukraine in order to highlight the relationship between the national identity formation and periods of independence in history. Since policy makers play a significant role in nation building projects, I analyze the attitude of Ukrainian presidents towards Holodomor. The ethno-symbolist approach is used in the analysis of the study in the thesis.

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D. Dönmez, “The Role of holodomor in the politics of nation building in Ukraine,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.