I’m about halfway through reading Red Famine by @anneapplebaum and it’s not only riveting – and harrowing – reading but has been so useful to corroborate and provide context to the stories that my wife’s family has told me about their relatives. The detail is extraordinary and the dispassionate vivid descriptions bring you to the room, the field, the railway station. The reasons why the Holodomor occurred are stark and laid bare.
If you have any interest in Ukraine and its history, if you want to see the current Russian aggression in the context of the past then you should read the book. It a hard read but worth it.