The exhibition "The Word Broken in Bikivnya" was opened in Shepetivka


The exhibition

On December 17, 2018, a photo-documentary exhibition "The Word Broken in Bykivnia" (extended version) was opened in the premises of the Regional Literary and Memorial Museum of M. Ostrovsky in Shepetivka/ The exhibition is prepared by the scientists of the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Graves of Bykivnya" in cooperation with the Ukrainian independent publishing house "Smoloskyp".

Ten banners introduce the fate of 28 representatives of the "Executed Renaissance" generation shot during 1937-1940 in NKVD prisons of of the Ukrainian SSR in Kiev and buried in the territory of secret special sites in Bykivnya forest. The materials of the exhibition include portraits of writers, information about their life and creative ways as well as extracts from archival and criminal cases, from which one can find out what happened to them during the investigation, and the absurd accusations made against them by the NKVD bodies. Unique materials from the archives of Soviet secret services presented at the exhibition were not available to the public at large.