Simply because they were Ukrainian! My Dearest Dido - The Holodomor Story is a haunting account of the innocent victims of Stalin’s vicious regime. In the name of communism, Stalin and his armed units branded Ukrainians traitors and tortured, beat, starved, and shot them – often for the simple crime of eating stalks of grain.This heart-breaking record is based on the voices of survivors and told through the eyes of Dido Bohdan and his granddaughter Hanusia. The Holodomor, or Great Ukrainian Famine, was a five-year plan engineered by Stalin that starved 10,000,000 people. Stalin attempted to control Ukraine by destroying families, crushing communities, silencing media, and eradicating Ukrainian culture.Marion Mutala is the best-selling Canadian author of the Baba’s Babushka books. This award-winning series explores and celebrates Ukrainian culture and traditions.