Item 2008.024.c121-122 - Lashin, Sam

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Lashin, Sam

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CA BMUFA 0021-L-O-2008.024.c121-122

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  • 4 Apr. 1984 (Creation)

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2 audio cassettes (=4 audio files)

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Part 1: Born on August 4, 1911 in a village in Western Ukraine, he is Greek-Catholic; finished 8 grades of the village school; his father was the wealthiest man in the village; Sam had 2 brothers, one of whom was killed by the Poles in 1947; he came to Canada in 1937; relations between Ukrainians and Poles; Halyts’ka armiia; his father was in Austrian army; relations between Jews and Ukrainians; Pacification events; Lashin belonged to OUN, Hrabets’ (??) involved him in OUN; Sam arrested by Poles; leaving for Canada.

Part 2: Leaving for Canada; his brother went to Canada in 1927 and helped him; way to Canada: Gdynia - London - Halifax; in Winnipeg (meeting his brother on a farm); getting a job with a friend for a Lumber company (??); company sending him to school; going to a Catholic school.

Part 3: Hard life in Canada; his wife is Bronislava Tatewich (??), born in Canada; married in 1940; getting a contract job at an armor plant (??); became a Canadian citizen in 1948; Robitnychyi Dim, Narodnyi Dim; Ukrainian Communists; Strilets’ka Hromada after the WWII; UNO Hall created in 1947-48; Het’mantsi; UNO Hall out of a Japanese temple; DPs, Banderivtsi vs Mel’nykivtsi; Liha Vyzvolennia; frictions between the Nationalists and Ukrainian church (“Natsia ponad use!”).

Part 4: UNO’s membership; CUC creation; future of Ukrainians in Canada.

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