Researchers of the oral history from Lviv joined the development of international network of totalitarian regimes witnesses’ memories “Memory of Nations”. They published 17 new stories about life during the times of Soviet and German occupation. Witnesses’ biographies and testimonies were placed in the international electronic archive. Recorded and published the memories partners of the project “Development of the network “Memory of Nations” in Eastern Europe” – Institute of church history of Ukrainian Catholic University, Museum-archive of Scouts organization, Center for Urban history of East Central Europe, and Western-Ukrainian center of historical research.
Halyna Bodnar, project coordinator from the Center for Urban history of East Central Europe:
“On the international portal “Memory of Nations” we published 4 interviews, conducted by the Center for Urban history of East Central Europe. These are unique testimonies of those people, who were born in the 1930s (3 interviews) and moved here in the beginning of the 1940s (one interview). Those who lived in a city talk about urban life before, during and after the Second World War. Memories of Stefaniya-Olha Depyak, Lyeslava Nitka, Mykhaylyna Ocherkevych, and Iryna Cherkes are rich with uniwues information about people, everyday life in the city, about German and Soviet occupations. Publication of these memories on the international portal is a great opportunity to be heard in the whole world.
Witnesses’ biographies and testimonies from the Center for Urban history of East Central Europe: http://www.pametnaroda.cz/project/witness/id/32
Andriy Kotlyarchuk, project coordinator from the Museum-archive of the Scouts organization:
“The main activity of the Museum-archive of the Scouts organization was recording the video of Scouts from the 1920-1930s. Starting from 2008 we managed to find and record videos of 30 Scouts. But it was hard for us to organize this material. We also did not have any information about biographies of those people whom we recorded. Because of this project we learned what we need to concentrate on, understand our mistakes, and we are now ready to show our information to the international audience. Furthermore, we developed our video making skills. It was also very interesting for us to read the information already collected on the portal.
Witnesses’ biographies and testimonies from the Museum-archive of the Scouts organization: http://www.pametnaroda.cz/project/witness/id/31
Lidiya Hubych, Institute of church history:
“From the Institute of church history archive we published on the portal 4 interviews: with the father Volodymyr Marhitych, father Mykola Tsaryk, sister Markiya ashynska, and with father Metodiy Kostyuk about the father Herman Budzinskyy. We tried to organize testimonies in such a way, that would best show the position of Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church in the conditions of underground functioning. Each interview is not just unique historical source. Every person is precious for us for his/her unique way of protesting against the repressions and for fighting for their religious believes.
Witnesses’ biographies and testimonies from the Institute of church history: http://www.pametnaroda.cz/project/witness/id/33
Witnesses’ biographies and testimonies form the Western-Ukrainian Center of Historical research:
Biographies and testimonies of witnesses from Poland:
Biographies and testimonies of witnesses from Slovakia: