A Guide to

WW2 Ukraine

In 1991, 2004 and 2014, the Maidan in Kyiv was the stage for three major events that etched Ukraine into the European consciousness. These were the fall of the Soviet...
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In 1991, 2004 and 2014, the Maidan in Kyiv was the stage for three major events that etched Ukraine into the European consciousness. These were the fall of the Soviet...
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In this overview, Ukraine's history of conflicts, conquerors and political flux is illustrated via a timeline from 1200 to WW2, at which time Ukraine came under Soviet control. On August...
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The power of the subconscious: it wasn't until I was finished writing THE WOMAN AT THE GATES that I realized how very much my maternal grandfather's legacy had played a...
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The power of the subconscious: it wasn't until I was finished writing THE WOMAN AT THE GATES that I realized how very much my maternal grandfather's legacy had played a...
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One portrait of two women, my grandmother, and her sister, has followed me to four countries. When I sat down to write a fictional version of their true stories in...
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I grew up with a very superficial understanding of what it means to come from a family of Ukrainian war refugees. The struggles, the hardships, where we came from—that was...
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A tribute to Stepan Lucyk and Ol'ha Lucyk as well as Yurko Lucyk. My journey to discovering how I am culminated into the novel, THE WOMAN AT THE GATES.
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Easter is my favorite holiday, and with a Ukrainian Orthodox mother and a Ukrainian Catholic father, our family celebrated it twice a year, save for...
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(Part 3 of 3) Photo: Property of the author The Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) In 1941–42, Bul’ba Borovets had formed a non-political unit of resistance...
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“Ukraine was, to the Germans, first and foremost a source of food; secondly, of coal, iron and other minerals; and thirdly, of slave labour.” –...
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(Part 1 of 3)Souvenirs from Kyiv is a collection of six stories by six distinct voices that provide a portrait of Ukraine in the second...
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Before I started the Reschen Valley series, I was writing about Ukraine in WW2. Shortly after I completed my debut novel, I realized I still...
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