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Memoirs of Colonel Hnat Porokhivsky about the Camps of Ukrainian Interned Soldiers in Dąbie and Łańcut (Poland, 1919)

Journal: Archives of Ukraine (Vol.1, No. 3)

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Page : 122-141

Keywords : captured Ukrainian soldiers; Army of the Ukrainian People’s Republic; UGA; interned; camp; Dąbie; Łańcut; Poland.;

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The purpose of the study is to introduce into scientifi c circulation the memoirs of Colonel of the Army of the Ukrainian People's Republic Hnat Porokhivsky, which concerned his stay in Polish prisoner of war camps in Dąbie and Łańcut on the territory of the Second Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1919. Methodology. This article is archeographic, so it is based on the basic principles of publishing sources. Scientifi c novelty. There is still no scientifi c monograph on the Dąbie camp near Krakow, and there are not enough scientifi c articles on the subject, so our ideas about the specifi cs of the camp are still fragmentary. There are already a number of works about the Łańcut camp, but the circumstances of the stay of Ukrainian prisoners in 1919 were not suffi ciently covered. Conclusions. The memoirs provide important information about everyday life in both camps of Ukrainian soldiers, offi cers, and intellectuals. The situation in these camps for prisoners and civilian internees was quite diffi cult, given both the unsatisfactory nature of their food and supplies, and the unfavorable treatment of the camp authorities. Nevertheless, even in such unfavorable conditions, Ukrainians managed to organize a wide and varied cultural work in the Dąbie camp. Living conditions in Camp Łańcut in 1919 were even more diffi cult than in Dąbie, but Ukrainians also organized themselves there, which helped them to overcome the diffi culties of the camp's daily life.

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