Lagola Ivan is a public figure born in 1923, in the Zolochiv region of Western Ukraine. He passed away in Edmonton on November 14th, 2001. In 1943, he was arrested and sent to Nazi prisons and concentration camps (Zolochiv, Lviv, Birkenau, Auschwitz, Mattenhausen, Melk, Ebenze). On May 6th, 1945 he was released by American troops and lived in Germany until he moved to Canada in 1948. He lived in Edmonton and was a member of the Ukrainian Youth Association, secular Catholic organizations, the Committee of Ukrainian Political Prisoners.