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Ukrainians in Eastern Europe after World War II

Description: CIUS Seminar Audio Part 1 and 2.

Ivan Jaworsky, who is currently completing his M.A. in political science at Carleton University, spoke on "Ukrainians in Eastern Europe after World War II'' on February 26. His talk surveyed the situation of Ukrainian minorities in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Yugoslavia.

Although the number of Ukrainians in Eastern Europe has decreased greatly since the war as a result of boundary changes, by which Galicia, Bukovyna and Carpatho-Ukraine were transferred to Soviet Ukraine, small Ukrainian minorities remain in the countries reviewed.

In his presentation the speaker gave an overview of the situation of each Ukrainian minority, commenting on their demographic, social, economic, cultural, organizational, and religious life. An emphasis was put on the factors influencing the development and survival of these minorities, such as: increasing assimilation due to out-migration from depressed rural areas where most Ukrainians live; the effect of Soviet foreign policy; attitudes of dominant nationalities toward Ukrainian minorities; state influence in official Ukrainian organizations (i.e., USKT in Poland, KSUT in Czechoslavakia) ; and the poorly developed sense of national identity in some areas where people still identify themselves as "Rusyn" or "Hutsul”

Found in CIUS Newsletter Vol 3 Issue 2 (Spring 1979)
Author: CIUS
Publisher: CIUS
Date: February 26, 1979
Contributor: Ivan Jaworsky
Language: English, Ukrainian
Original Format: Magnetic tape, audio cassette





CIUS, “Ukrainians in Eastern Europe after World War II,” CIUS-Archives, accessed May 30, 2024,
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