Collection 0269 - Ivan Lahola collection

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Ivan Lahola collection

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  • Multiple media

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John Lahola

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  • 1932 - 1996 (Creation)
    Lahola, Ivan

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Physical description

  • 177 cm of textual records
  • 3 VHS
  • 1 Beta

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Biographical history

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.

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Scope and content

The collection predominantly consists of records between the mid-1940s and late 1990s and includes various records related to Ivan (John) Lahola and his family. It includes biographical materials, correspondence, and documents covering Lahola's life during World War II, detailing his experiences in Auschwitz and other prisons and concentration camps. The collection encompasses textual records related to Lahola's community life in Canada, published materials, and miscellaneous information. Notable correspondence involves letters from different organizations thanking Lahola for donations, including contributions to the construction of the Greek Catholic Cathedral and the Ukrainian Embassy Foundation. Additionally, the collection contains greeting cards, and printed materials such as program invitations and catalogs, offering insights into Lahola's engagement with community events, cultural activities, and charitable causes.

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      General note

      • Box 1: S1/F1-6, S2/F7-28
      • Box 2: S2/F29-34-2
      • Box 3: S3/F35-50, S4/F51-52
      • Box 4: S4/F53-77
      • Box 5: S4/F78-93
      • Box 6: S4/F94-104, S5/F105-109
      • Box 7, S5/F110-123, S6/F124-138

      General note

      In 2023, Lida Lahola (daughter of Ivan Lahola) donated additional materials from her archives. The new records maintained their original order and were incorporated into the existing collection as additional boxes, continuing the numbering with 8, 9, and 10.

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      Arranged by UCAMA. The file list compiled by Larissa Kachmar, July 1997.

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      • англійська
      • українська

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