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Date and Place of Birth: 1954 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Interview: August 20, 2015

Place of Interview: Toronto, Ontario

Interviewer: Sophia Isajiw

Length of Interview: 01:05:25 (raw)

Mother (Survivor): Valentyna Revutsky, b. 08/30/1923 in Proskoriv city, [Khmelnytska oblast], Ukraine

Father (Survivor): Valerian Dmitrovich Revutsky, b. 1910 in Irzhavets village, Poltava gubernia [now Chernihiv oblast], Ukraine


I: And, since then, do you feel that the Holodomor has affected your life in any way?

IR: Well, I wonder if I would have chosen criminal law and sort of social justice and have an interest in human rights had my parents not had this experience, had my parents not persevered during this horrible time. That’s why, I hear what happened in Rwanda for example, or Bosnia-Herzegovina, and I'm horrified by that. So, I think it developed my sense of social justice, my interest in my career and I suppose even the types of friendships that I have chosen, the type of interests I pursue.


  1. Iryna’s mother, Valentina Revutsky, is interviewed in Ariadna Ochrymovych’s video, UCRDC Archive File #266 for the “Share the Story” project (“Valentyna’s Story”; ”Share the Story” project webpage)

  1. Iryna’s father, Valerian Revutsky, is interviewed in the book Ukrainian Holocaust: 1932-1933 Vol.5, Український Голокост: 1932-1933 #5, (UCRDC, 2008), Pp: 266-269.

  1. Mace Collection, audiotaped CD in UCRDC Archives

excerpt from the Interview with IRYNA REVUTSKY

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