"Green corn waves new chutes though planted not long ago, our brigadier sports new boots while we barefoot go."~ Collective Farm Song, 1930's
"The unification of small and tiny peasant household farms into large collective farms, for us, is the only path."
"Radical change has taken place in the development of our agriculture from small, backward, individual farming to large scale, advanced collective agriculture. To cultivate the land in common, the new a decisive feature in the peasant collective farm movement is that the peasants are not joining the collective farms as single groups as was formerly the case, but in whole villages, whole regions, whole districts and even whole provinces!~ Joseph Stalin, Former Premier of the Soviet Union
"In the winter of 1931, the came to evict us from our house. Activists, a group of people, if they could be called people, came into the house and looked over everything making us very frightened. Then they said, 'get out, this isn't your house anymore'. Mother wouldn't leave. 'At least let us stay the winter, where will I go with these children and old people?'. The men picked her up and threw her outside. A militia man stood guard at the door as mother yelled to us not to leave the house. One by one, the men threw us out of the house, all six of us."~Myroslava Utka, Survivor From Dnipropetrovsk
"There was rebellion, then sabotage. People would not give up. They attacked the local authorities, usually not killing them, only beating them up or kicking them out of the village. They took back their property, their horses, livestock and tools from the collective which had taken them. They took it all back. To crush the rebellion, troops were sent in. They would shoot over the peoples heads, but also at their heads. And their hearts."~ Petro Grigorenko, Former Soviet General, Student During Famine
"The kulak wants to crush our Soviet government with the bony hand of famine, we will bend this bony hand back on the kulak."~ Stanislav Kosior, First Secretary of the Ukrainian Communist Party