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Ukrainian Diaspora in Prague

Den' 22. sichnia 1919. roku [The 22nd of January 1919].

Prague: Nakladom V-vo "Probojem", 1941. Octavo (17.8 × 12.7 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 21, [1] pp. Private collector's monogram stamp to title; wrappers starting to split along spine; else about very good.

Scarce pamphlet on the signing of the Act of Unification between the Ukrainian People's Republic and the West Ukrainian People's Republic on January 22, 1919. Petro F. Oliinyk (1909–1946) was a Ukrainian Nationalist from the L'viv region, who began in the "Plast" scouting movement and later joined the OUN. After being arrested by Polish authorities for his leadership role with the OUN, he went underground in 1939 and eventually became active in OUN in Eastern Ukraine, where he would play a key role in founding the controversial Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), a partisan formation that fought Nazi Germany as well as the Polish Underground State and the Soviet Union, with many of its members subsequently accused of engaging in ethnic cleansing of the Polish and Jewish populations. He became a commander within the Army and was finally captured and killed by agents of the Soviet secret police.

The publisher, "Proboiem", also published a Ruthenian journal issued by young writers and activists from Subcarpathia but active in Prague. It was also affiliated with the nationalist Ukrainian weekly "Nastup". This title was published as volume 13 of the Narodnia biblioteka "Nastup" (Popular library of "Nastup").

Wrappers by M. Mykhalevych.

As of July 2022, KVK, OCLC only show one copy in Germany.

Book ID: 52225

Price: $225.00