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War Memoir of a Ukrainian Mussolini Supporter

U Vavylons'komu poloni (spomyny) [In Babylonian captivity: recollections].

Buenos Aires: self-published, 1948. Octavo (19.7 × 14.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; 131 pp. Wrappers lightly toned; else very good.

Evhen Onats'kyi (1894-1979) was a Ukrainian scholar, writer, and political figure, who began his career as a delegate of the Ukrainian People's Republic at the Paris Peace Conference, and ended in in exile in Argentina. In the interim, he lived in Italy and was a strong supporter of Mussolini's fascist regime, before ending up in a German prison, first in Rome and later at Berlin. Presumably, he was a Ukrainian DP (stateless Displaced Person) following the war, and in 1947 was able to emigrate abroad.

The present work recounts the events beginning with his arrest by the SS iin Rome, Gestapo interrogations, imprisonment at Rome, Oranienburg, and Berlin.

The wrapper gives 1949 for year of publication.

Book ID: 51552

Price: $250.00