January 1918 bolshevists’ invasion in Kyiv by ukrainian humanists: ego-documents

Бонь, Олександр Іванович (2018) January 1918 bolshevists’ invasion in Kyiv by ukrainian humanists: ego-documents Київські історичні студії, 1 (6). pp. 132-137. ISSN 2524-0757

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The article examines a reaction of well-known Ukrainian humanists Nataliya Polonska-Vasylenko and the director Vasyl Vasulko on a Bolshevists’ invasion in Kyiv at the beginning of 1918. The memoirs of N. Polonska-Vasylenko and the diary of V. Vasylko are examined as an example of ego-documents of that period. It was identified that memoirs of historian N. Polonska-Vasylenko have some actual facts, despite being further influenced by memoirs’ style. The V. Vasylko’s diary, which was later edited, has a striking national tone. Later, in memoirs of Soviet time, he was forced to assess those times in ideologically and politically different ways. The diary of V. Vasylko shows a Ukrainian, who despite the perception of War as something tragical, joined Ukrainian military squads and later was working in authority bodies of UNR. The most important part of the diary - is a life of Ukrainian actors and directors in a situation of war and political instability of 1914-1921, establishment and expansion of activities of modern Ukrainian theatre of Les’ Kurbas. This ego-document shows personal attitude of theater environment towards events in Ukraine with a permanent financial difficulties and under circumstances of an ideological fight between social and European flows of the theater art. N. Polonska-Vasylenko’s memoirs are of great value because they have evidence of Bolshevists’ violence, robberies and searches in the first days after an invasion in Kyiv. Some Ukrainian sergeants were executed in front of here. Ukrainian humanists were decisively against the bolshevists’ invasion and ‘red’ terror.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vasyl Vasylko; Nataliya Polonska-Vasylenko; ego-documents; 1918; memoirs; diary; ‘Beresil’.
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультети > Історико-філософський факультет > Кафедра історії України
Depositing User: Ольга Русланівна Ковалець
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2020 11:59
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2020 12:10
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/32551

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