The Daily Life of Interned URL Army Soldiers in Kalisz in 1921–1924 (As Seen in Materials from Polish and Ukrainian Archives)

Срібняк, Ігор Володимирович and Палієнко, Марина Ганнадіївна (2020) The Daily Life of Interned URL Army Soldiers in Kalisz in 1921–1924 (As Seen in Materials from Polish and Ukrainian Archives) Przegląd Archiwalny Instytutu Pamięci Narodowej (13). pp. 185-202. ISSN 1899-1254

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This article discusses the circumstances and conditions of the stay of interned Ukrainian soldiers in the camp in Kalisz from 1921–1924. Thanks to an extensive search, it was established that in the initial period the internees struggled with serious difficulties in subsistence, caused by a lack of material resources. Despite this, the soldiers tried to promote cultural and educational activities, including the organization of many didactic groups, both with a military specialization and also a general educational nature. An important part of everyday life in the camp was the activity of cultural and artistic groups, whose performances contributed to the spiritual unity of the Ukrainian soldiers. The functioning of educational and cultural arms was possible thanks to the aid that came from international charitable organizations as well as donations from Ukrainian benefactors. Thanks to this humanitarian support, the internees were also able to adapt to new living conditions in exile, and some of them, after learning a new occupation, even managed to find work in Poland. Throughout its existence, the Kalisz camp also played the role of a centre of military organization for the interned Ukrainian soldiers, where the traditions of the UNR Army were nurtured.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Artykuł został przygotowany przy wsparciu Studium Europy Wschodniej Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, który w 2014 r. zainicjował coroczną Nagrodę im. Iwana Wyhowskiego (pod patronatem honorowym prezydenta RP), przyznawaną przez Kapitułę składającą się z przedstawicieli 25 uczelni wyższych oraz instytucji archiwalno-bibliotecznych Polski.
Uncontrolled Keywords: interned Ukrainian soldiers; camp; UNR Army; Kalisz; Poland
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Erih Plus
Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Divisions: Факультет суспільно-гуманітарних наук > Кафедра всесвітньої історії
Depositing User: професор Ігор Володимирович Срібняк
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2021 07:24
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2021 07:24

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