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Book: Scattered, The forced relocation of Poland's Ukrainians after World War II

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  • Bill Tarkulich
    If your family is from along the Carpathian mountains, this might be of interest. My babka s father crossed over the mountain to slovakia. His village of
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 8, 2013
      If your family is from along the Carpathian mountains, this might be of
      interest. My babka's father crossed over the mountain to slovakia. His
      village of Wetlina was vaporized. It's now been resettled with all sorts of
      new tourist accommodations.



      Book: Scattered, The forced relocation of Poland's Ukrainians after World
      War II





      NEW BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!:

      Book Description:

      Following World War II, the communist government of Poland forcibly
      relocated the country's Ukrainian minority by means of a Soviet-Polish
      population exchange and then a secretly planned action code-named Operation
      Vistula. In Scattered, Diana Howansky Reilly recounts these events through
      the experiences of three siblings caught up in the conflict, during a
      turbulent period when compulsory resettlement was a common political tactic
      used against national minorities to create homogenous states.

      Born in the Lemko region of southeastern Poland, Petro, Melania, and Hania
      Pyrtej survived World War II only to be separated by political decisions
      over which they had no control. Petro relocated with his wife to Soviet
      Ukraine during the population exchange of 1944-46, while his sisters Melania
      and Hania were resettled to western Poland through Operation Vistula in
      1947. As the Ukrainian Insurgent Army fought resettlement, the Polish
      government meanwhile imprisoned suspected sympathizers within the Jaworzno
      concentration camp. Melania, Reilly's maternal grandmother, eventually found
      her way to the United States during Poland's period of liberalization in the
      1960s.

      Drawing on oral interviews and archival research, Reilly tells a
      fascinating, true story that provides a bottom-up perspective and
      illustrates the impact of extraordinary historical events on the lives of
      ordinary people. Tracing the story to the present, she describes survivors'
      efforts to receive compensation for the destruction of their homes and
      communities.

      How to Pre-Order:

      A hardcover copy of this book can be pre-ordered, for delivery in May 2013,
      on the following websites:

      University of Wisconsin Press: http://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/4891.htm
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      Barnes & Noble:
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      Bill





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