About Stefan Horlatsch
— is a survivor of the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide, the Holodomor. He
will escort the International Holodomor Remembrance Flame across Canada
marking the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor. In cooperation with the
Ukrainian World Congress, Ukrainian Canadian Congress and Ukraine's
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this torch will travel from Canada to 32
other countries, ending its journey in Ukraine.
- Stefan Horlatsch is a retired teacher from Toronto, Ontario.
- He was born in 1921 in the Zaporizhia region of eastern Ukraine.
He grew up in a family of farmers and small landowners.
the Famine-Genocide in Ukraine, Stefan Horlatsch’s family had their
land, livestock, and grain forcibly seized by Soviet authorities.
- 11 members of his family perished during the Famine-Genocide.
- Stefan Horlatsch has dedicated his life to promoting the cause of
1991, to celebrate Ukraine’s Declaration of Independence, Stefan
Horlatsch led a “Walk for Freedom” across Ukraine, covering over 4,500
- As past president of Canadian Friends
of Ukraine, Stefan Horlatsch has participated in the opening of
numerous Canadian libraries in 14 cities across Ukraine.
- Stefan Horlatsch is the author of six
books, and was recently
inducted as an Honorary Member of the Ukrainian Writers Union.