Item #1706 [WEST UKRAINE] Svit molodi. Divochyi zhurnal [i.e. World of Youth. Young Women’s Magazine]. Part 5 for 1936
[WEST UKRAINE] Svit molodi. Divochyi zhurnal [i.e. World of Youth. Young Women’s Magazine]. Part 5 for 1936
[WEST UKRAINE] Svit molodi. Divochyi zhurnal [i.e. World of Youth. Young Women’s Magazine]. Part 5 for 1936
[WEST UKRAINE] Svit molodi. Divochyi zhurnal [i.e. World of Youth. Young Women’s Magazine]. Part 5 for 1936
[WEST UKRAINE] Svit molodi. Divochyi zhurnal [i.e. World of Youth. Young Women’s Magazine]. Part 5 for 1936

[WEST UKRAINE] Svit molodi. Divochyi zhurnal [i.e. World of Youth. Young Women’s Magazine]. Part 5 for 1936

Kolomyia: Vyd. O. Kysilevs’ka, Druk. M. Boichuka, 1936. Item #1706

16 pp.: ill. 24x16 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Light foxing on covers, spine and covers restored, some stains on p.4, underlines on p. 14, otherwise very good.

An issue of a West Ukraine women’s monthly. The title in Ukrainian style is printed on p. 1. Until 1939, Kolomyia and surrounding lands were a part of Poland. In the early 1930s, ethnic mixture of the territory was composed of Jews, Poles, Ukrainians (including Hutsuls), Germans, Armenians and Hungarians, as well as descendants of Valachians and other nationalities of former Austria-Hungary.
The cover design features a picture of a winner of an Evening of Folk Clothing in Lviv – girl N. Hurhulivna wearing Polish folk clothes. Diversity of covered topics include the rise of new occupations for women, literature, art, hygiene, Bolshevik tax in kind, politics, public organizations, etc. The issue publishes an article ‘From the Gallery of Notable Women’ sharing a story about Hanna Verezuns’ka. After 1910s wars and brigandage, Eastern Ukrainian peasants were forced to pay a tax on food production introduced by the Bolsheviks in 1921. The whole territory was involved in starvation. Young woman Hanna Verezuns’ka was among some people trying to resist Bolsheviks and was shot by a wartime tribunal.

An article on a new youth organization in the Third Reich was more amiable. It announced comprehensive education of youth through agrarian work, yet only children of Aryan origin could join. Since its emergence, the youth organization was tightly associated with Hitlerism. Among other texts is an announcement of “the great enlightening assembly of the Hutsul region” that offered “hiking, scientific meetings, exhibitions held by the society ‘Sviato Selianky’ [Holiday of a Rural Woman] and other interesting events”. It is followed by a note on the Warsaw process held from November 18, 1935 to January 13, 1936. It was one of the most high-profile trials against the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. Twelve West Ukrainians were accused of assassination of politician Bronisław Pieracki on 15 June 1934. Three of them were sentenced to death (commuted to life imprisonment due to amnesty).

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