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Andrews, Orest William

Part 1: Born in 1922, in Halychyna; emigrated from Ukraine to Canada in 1930, to Sudbury, ON; discrimination against ethnic minorities in Canada; ethnic gangs; Ukrainian National Federation (UNF) in Ontario; Molodi Ukrains’ki Natsionalisty (MUN) i...

Bayrak, Mykhailo

Part 1: Born on May 23, 1900 in a village of Hadynki (???) Buchatyn povit (??)In 1918 was conscripted to an Austrian army. His father was interned by the Poles. Came to Canada in 1926 (his cousin sent him an affidavit from Canada), to Saskatchewan...

Bilecki, Anthony

Part 1: WWII, Poland, USSR, Hitler; Fascism vs Communism; arrest and internment of Bilecki in July 1940; life in the internment camp; some inmates were transferred to Frederickton, some - to Petawawa (??). AUC. WBA. SS Halychyna combatants. League...

Kindrachuk, Fedir

Part 1: His family was Catholic but converted into Orthodoxy; he has a BA; attended a regular Canadian school (teachers Havryniuk (??); Fr. Savchuk); all students were Ukrainian but had to hide Ukrainian books outside of school; Ukrainian classes ...

Pawluk, Olga

Part 1: Travel to Halifax at the end of WWII after 7 years of absence; she settled in Toronto; joined UNO with her husband Stepan; creating Ukrainian Veterans Association; Panchuk; Stepan helping the veterans; Pohorets’kyi (?); in 5 years, her hus...

Burinyk, Wasyl

Part 1: Born on June 29, 1895 in a village of Iamnytsi near Stanislaviv; Greek-Catholic faith; came to Canada in 1912; Kin’ (???Keen???) the politician; Samostiinyky and Ukrainian Orthodox church, ideology of SUS; UNO; Mr. Kosar as ‘Ukrainian Napo...

Gospodin, Andrew

Part 1: Came to Canada from Czechoslovakia (was there in 1920) where he came while serving in the Ukrains’ka-Halyts’ka army; born on December 29, 1900 in a village of Pavushyrka (??) in the Chortkiv povit; went to school in his village, then in a ...

Kulyk, Andriy

Part 1: Born in Ukraine; refuses to provide his DOB; he is Orthodox now but his relatives who came to Canada around 1907 were Greek-Catholic; his family settled on a farm in Saskatchewan, to the South of Saskatoon; in 1917 Kulyk went to the Petro ...

Mykytiuk, Dmytro

Part 1: Born on August 10, 1897; Greek-Catholic; came to Canada in 1930 (to Winnipeg); was arrested for 3 months by the Poles for belonging to the UVO; he was one of those who created UVO in his own povit; in Canada he joined the Strilets’ka hroma...

Nemilowich, Myron

Born on November 28, 1910 in Drohobych; Greek-Catholic; his father came to Canada (Winnipeg) in 1926; his father’s brothers were in Canada before that; Myron had 5 brothers; his mother stayed in the Old Country and father remarried in Canada; Myro...

Semchuk, Stephan

Part 1: Born in Lviv; came to Canada in 1928; Ukrainian Catholic; came to Canada on Bishop Budka’s invitation; his father worked at a post office; Ukrainian Orthodox church in Canada and its relations with Catholics; BUC; UNO; Canada at the end of...

Alexewich, Nick

Part 1: Born in Bukovyna; brothers conscripted in WWI, both discharged after sustaining severe injuries; emigrated to Canada in 1925 to Raymore, Sask; Ukrains’ka prohresyvna presa; worked on a farm; moved to Regina, worked on the railroad; Soiuz S...

Andriesky, Mitchell J.

Born August 20, 1926 in Kingston. His father came to Canada in 1912 from Kamianets-Podil’s’k, worked in tannery, went back to Ukraine in 1914, married his mother and left her there. She came only in 1925. His father never joined any organizations....

Bagan, Alex

Was born on ?????? (cannot hear) 14 , 1901 in a village of Peremeliv of the Huchatyns’kyi povit. He is a Greek-Catholic. Had 2 older sisters. After serving in Polish army, came to Canada in 1927. During WWI was fighting in the Halyts’ka Ukrains’ka...

Elyniak, Vasyl

Part 1: Born on February 14, 1916 in Chipman (45 miles to the East of Edmonton), went to school there, the 12th grade in a school in Edmonton; then in St. Joseph’s College - did not finish because of the WWII - went to the army, went to England (i...

Knehinicki, John

Part 1 and Part 2: Born on June 11, 1909 in a village of Rukhiv. Greek-Catholic faith. His father decided to come to a farm in Canada (Manitoba) when John was 6 months old. His mother died when he finished the 4th grade. Had to do all the chores a...

Pawluk, Myroslava

Part 1: Nee - Olha Gerenychuk (??); born on December 27, 1910 in Kodnia, Zhytomyr region; Orthodox; finished a 7 year Ukrainian school in Kodnia; came to Canada with parents and 3 other siblings in 1928; Ukrainian churches in Zhytomyr in the 1920s...

Pawluk, Stephan

Part 1: Born on February 13, 1910 in Crawford, Alberta; married in 1937; he is Orthodox; High School education and technical training; he was growing in a district of Shandro dominated by Russian Orthodox church - little Ukrainian identity in the ...

Sametz, Petro

Part 1: Born on June 4, 1883 or 1895 (provides different years in English and Ukrainian) in Golshchava village, Terebovlia povit; his wife was Kateryna Bambukh (?); Orthodox; came to Canada in 1910; finished 4 grades of the Lviv gymnasium; he came...

Smylski, Peter

Part 1: Born on April 1, 1915 near Dauphin, Manitoba; his wife is Odarka Buhais’ka (??) born in Cobalt, Ontario; they have 4 children; Peter went to a Public school on farms, went to University of Manitoba, then took dentistry in Edmonton, graduat...

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