I'm part Ukrainian and part American. My mother is Ukrainian, and I have several relatives that live in Ukraine today. My mother, grandmother, and aunt escaped from Ukraine during WWII, during the Nazi occupation of Kyiv. They were taken by train to Berlin, where they lived through numerous bombings and food shortages before the war ended and they were able to emigrate to the United States. When I was a small child, my parents enrolled me in Ukrainian school, that was held on Saturdays. At the time I felt terribly deprived of my right to view Saturday morning cartoons, but I am now quite grateful that I am bilingual and have a good sense of my Ukrainian heritage. I've tried to include links that include broad aspects of Ukrainian life, history, and culture. I have included a focussed link about the Great Famine of 1932-1933, because I feel that it is important for people to become aware of the genocide practiced on Ukrainians by the Soviet Government.