Item 2008.024.c179-180 - Solomon, John R.

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Solomon, John R.

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CA BMUFA 0021-S-2008.024.c179-180

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  • 30 Nov. 1982 (Creation)

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2 audio cassettes (=4 audio files)

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Part 1: Born on April 30, 1910 in Zoria, Manitoba; he is Orthodox but was born to a Catholic family; his father Roman came from Sapohiv (??), Borshchiv povit; his mother Anna Drozdovych was from Krivcha village, Borshchiv povit; Ivano-Frankivs’k oblast; his parents came to Canada in 1902 and settled in Zoria (10 miles to the North of Dauphin, MB); Solomon finished a Public School “Halych” in the area; Ukrainian was taught every day at the school after 4pm; he had 2 brothers and a sister (she died young); his father was a farmer, he belonged to Narodovtsi movement; his father converted to Orthodoxy in 1918; a church was built in 1920 on the farms; Bishop Budka’s visit to Canada; Fr. Savchuk organized their parish; Fr. Leshchyshyn (??); Berlins’kyi (??); after 8 grades of School he went to High School in Dauphin; there was a Ukrainian Student Club in Narodnyi Dim, Vasyl’ Sklepovych, choir; in 1919 Solomon went to Winnipeg to attend a University to study law; working at a lawyers firm in Dauphin; Svystun the Rector; Ukrainian Self-Reliance Ligue; Farley (??); the Stechyshyns; Bur’ianyk (??); Slidchenko (??); SUS creation; UNO; General Kapustians’kyi (??); converting into Orthodoxy; BUC creation.

Part 2: BUC creation; Svystunivs’ka tserkva; Het’mantsi; Solomon became a lawyer and opened his own company in Selkirk, Manitoba in 1935; Panchuk; Ukrainian Communists in Winnipeg; Solomon moved to Winnipeg in 1941; WWII, confiscation of the Communists properties; UNO; CUC creation, Tracy Phillips’ role; Viktoria Kolessa (??), wife of Phillips; Dr. Kysylevs’kyi (??); Kushnir; Vladyka Vasyliy (??); Kushnir had a support of Samostiinyky; BUC; Solomon was a member of the Liberal Party in Emerson Constituency for 16 years, Ukrainian section of the Emerson Constituency, Ukrainian mentality.

Part 3: Ukrainian mentality; Polish Army Division with a considerable number of Ukrainians; Soloviy (??); Arsenych; Volodymyr Kokhan (??) - Fr. Kushnir brought him to be a director of CUC; Ms. Mandryka; Ukrainian-Canadian efforts and refugees; UN Relief Organization’s meeting in Montreal; Stanley Froliak (??); creation of UCVA; Panchuk; John Karasevych (??); a meeting the Senate regarding the Committee of Immigration, Minister of Immigration, John Glen (??); allowing Diviziia Halychyna into Canada; Vasylyshyn as the Heads of the Relief Fund; Kosar and CUC; Prof. Pavliuchenko; Dmytro Andrievs’kyi.

Part 4: Impact of refugees on Ukrainian life in Canada; UNO vs Liha; a trip of Solomon and Kushnir to the United Nations in San Francisco; Prof. Ganovskyi (??), Shumeiko, Katamai (??) - representatives from American UCC; Fr. Kushnir; Palamarchuk (??), Bodnarchuk (??), Korneichuk (??) - representatives of Ukraine; Fr. Kushnir; Fr. Savchuk; Fr. Semchuk; Anthony Hlynka.

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