Journal of interned soldiers of the Ukrainian People's Republic Army «Nasha Zorya» (“Our Star”) in the Lancut camp (Poland): source information potential

Срібняк, Ігор Володимирович and Палієнко, Марина Ганнадіївна (2021) Journal of interned soldiers of the Ukrainian People's Republic Army «Nasha Zorya» (“Our Star”) in the Lancut camp (Poland): source information potential Український інформаційний простір (2(8)). pp. 183-208. ISSN 2616-7948 (print); 2617-1244 (online)

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The article reconstructs features of Ukrainian interned soldiers’ everyday life at the camp Łańcut (Poland) throughout the first half of 1921 by conducting a comprehensive analysis of the periodical “Nasha Zoria” (“Our Star”) published at the camp. From the very beginning of its existence, the periodical managed to bring together a considerable part of camp internees who not only read each issue but also wrote to the newsroom, offering their articles for publication. Besides, it is important to emphasize that “Nasha Zoria” succeeded in its distribution outside Łańcut; part of its circulation was sent to other camps of the UPR Army interned soldiers’ dislocation, and the periodical was also available (through the subscription model) for the whole Ukrainian political emigration community in Poland. Thus, despite the limited total circulation, the weekly periodical managed to reach a broad reader audience among camp internees. Due to the fact that the newsroom of the periodical did not have sufficient means to carry out “Nasha Zoria” circulation, it was obliged to ask their readers to donate for the needs of the press fund. This plea was not left unanswered – the newsroom of the weekly managed to ensure regular publication of periodical issues thanks to cash inflows from camp internees, Ukrainian emigrant organizations in Poland, as well as from individual civilians. Importantly, the newsroom was also concerned about the improvement of printing quality of the periodical, shifting from the handicraft methods (handwritten production of covers, typewriter print of the layout, using “shapirograph” (manifolder)) to typesetting and periodicals rollout. Throughout its initial phase of existence (from December 1920 to July 1921), the weekly “Nasha Zoria” remained one of few inspirational sources for the interned soldiers of the UPR Army at the camp Łańcut, strengthening their belief in the next day and contributing to soldiers’ energy and fortitude for further activity, gaining knowledge, their self-development, spiritual, and national growth.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ukrainian interned soldiers; camp; periodical; article; «Nasha Zoria»; Ukrainian People's Republic Army; Poland
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультет суспільно-гуманітарних наук > Кафедра всесвітньої історії
Depositing User: професор Ігор Володимирович Срібняк
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2021 09:10
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2021 09:10

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