The Gareth Jones’ Famine Diaries
March 1933 Arrives in Moscow, talks to diplomats, etc.
March fills rucksack with food (from foreign currency
store); sneaks out of Moscow by local train towards
Crosses Ukraine border by foot, walks along snowy railway
for 2-days, stopping-off & sleeping in villages en route.
Then ‘escorted’ by OGPU to German Consul in Kharkiv,
Makes diary notes of his off-limits trips’ observations of
raging famine conditions & recording, the woeful tales of
These unique diaries now represent probably the only
‘Independent Western Verification of the Holodomor’.
Extracts of these diaries are interwoven into Sergiy
’… But here is a brief