When the war started, you were just a small child, of course you can’t remember much but what memories, if any, do you have from this period? If I were to start with the war, it would be the year 1942 or 1943, because when the war started I was barely 3 years old and … Continue reading Zofia Mazur →
A story of Lidia, a daughter, and Natalia, granddaughter about their mother and grand-mother Anna Fokina, who have been forcibly moved to Germany and worked there on a plant as ostarbeiters.
Please introduce yourself. I am Mykhailo Vasylenko, the son of Kyrylo Vasylenko, a former front-line soldier and I am going to tell you about him. My father was born in 1918 in the village of Vasylenki [no longer exists], renamed Sliusary, situated in the Reshetylivka district of the Poltava region. That’s where he spent his … Continue reading Kyrylo Vasylenko →
Programme of the internal meeting of the Ukrainian group in Kyiv, 15-17 December 2017
Programme of the internal meeting of the Ukrainian group in Vinnytsia, September 15-17’17
I am an optimist by nature. No matter how hard it has been, I have never lost hope… Stepan Horechyi was born on July 4th 1929 in Rava-Ruska (now Zhovkva district, Lviv region). Anastasiya and Mykhailo Horechyi had three children, Stepan was the youngest. His father worked as an assistant engineer, mother took care of … Continue reading Stepan HORECHYI →
The war killed and scattered many Ukrainians all over the world among whom the relatives of Mrs. Dariia Zavoiska appeared to be.
Mykola Pavlish wrote a story of his life in five school notebooks. His parents found these diaries in the old grandfather’s office. Stories, written by grandfather in his notebooks, are interesting and humanized, containing the information about historical events, specific people’s names and adventures. Such oral stories usually allow you to immerse yourself in not only your family history but also into the history of your homeland. I personally did not know my grandfather, because I was born a year after his death, but my father Oleh Pavlish told me this story.
Volodymyr Zalevskyi tells his grandfather’s story, who took part in the Great Patriotic War, where he was wounded.
He worked on a farm at the beginning of the war. Some of his fellow farm workers and him were once sent to the exhibition of National Economy. The exhibition took place in Moscow, which was the capital of the USSR at that time. Having returned back home from the exhibition, they wanted to organize … Continue reading Volodymyr Voitiuk →