Collection 0276 - George Kowalsky collection

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George Kowalsky collection

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    CA BMUFA 0276

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    • 1945-1946 (Creation)
      Kowalsky, George

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    • 1.5 cm of textual records
    • 1 photograph (portrait)
    • 1 poster

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    The collection was donated to UCAMA on July 20, 2004, by Olga Shklanka. In a note added to the box, she explained that "father Kowalsky" had no family in Canada, so his materials were kept in her mother's estate. George Kowalsky was a close friend of Olga's step-father Gregory Turko and a frequent visitor in their home. Olga Shklanka signed a donation agreement.

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    The collection consists of published and unpublished chapters of George Kowalsky's memoirs about the Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps in 1943 and 1944. The memoirs were partly published in 1946 in the "Christian Road. Ukrainian religious-social weekly," a Ukrainian language periodical disseminated among Ukrainian DP in Germany. Besides that, the collection is comprised of an English translation of one part of the memoirs, one religious poster, one photograph (portrait), a typed concert program where father Kowalsky was a choir conductor, and a typed statistics of deaths in Dachau by April 29, 1945.

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    Transfer from UCAMA


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    • English
    • Ukrainian

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      Internet Archive has digital copies of the Kowalsky memoir published in the Christian Road (incomplete):

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      Created 2021-02-24 by MM

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