Grain and livestock were confiscated, and an internal passport system prevented farmers moving around to find food. The parents starved to death first, resulting in a mass exodus of thousands of grieving orphans, wandering the countryside en route to the cities.
Purges and execution quotas followed as a ten thousand strong army of young militants were dispatched from the Kremlin to drive home the advantage. The confiscated grain was stored on the doorstep of the starving in huge elevators, before being sold abroad to fund vast Soviet industrialization projects.
“This was an enormously significant historical event, of Holocaust proportions, yet is not widely known in the western world. It has personal meaning for me, because my late mother-in-law survived this famine as an eight year old child. She was too traumatised to speak about her experiences of famine and war, but my journey through history has revealed a national tragedy which is truly shocking and provided a meaningful backdrop for my novel."
Said the author, a qualified Marketing Copywriter who poured two thousand hours of research and writing into the project. The Way of Vengeance follows the progress of fictional Partisan Danya Komysa on his quest for vengeance when his wife is murdered during a Soviet Purge. He then joins forces with a Resistance Movement, and chaperones Russia’s most wanted fugitive Natalka Zakharov across the nation, before the chase builds to a dramatic climax in Kharkiv City. The Way of Vengeance is an unforgettable story of passion, courage and survival and is available now for download at Waterstones http://www.waterstones.com/
(ISBN 9781 908886 255)
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William Spencer is a Novelist and Copywriter based in the UK. His debut novel THE WAY OF VENGEANCE was inspired by his late mother-in-law, who was a childhood survivor of the Holodomor Terror Famine in the Ukraine.