And then you take into account German plans like the Hunger Plan and Lebensraum and understand that the Germans were no better than the Soviets.
Even the commissar of the Soviet partisan detachment Rudnev, during a raid from the Chernigov forests in the Carpathian region in 1943, wrote in his diary about the abundance of food at the Ukrainian villagers in the German-occupied territory, that the wheat stood like a wall in the fields - and nowhere says that the Germans pressed Ukrainian villagers. Moreover he wrote that almost all villages they passed on their way were under control of Ukrainian nationalis partisans, not under German control. This control was in the cities of these large region in 1943.
Their life under the German occupation was not a gift - but there was nothing to compare with the kolkhoz realities of the 1930s under the Moscow authorities. The Germans did not press Ukrainian villagers in such a way as Moscow cannibal power at the time. In cities, the German regime was much worse - and in the Ukrainian village - much softer. The Germans simply could not imagine that they could rob the villagers as much as the Moscow regime robbed them in his kolkhozes.
Practically, the Moscow authorities treated the Ukrainian peasants worse than slaves. A slave owner in classic slavery provides slaves with food, clothing and shelter. Kolkhoz peasants had to provide themselves with all of this, and they worked for the Moscow occupation regime in the 1930s practically free of charge, very often not receiving anything at all for a used wand-day. Sometimes it was half a kilogram or a kilogram of grain.