Central Representation of Ukrainian Emigrants in Germany,
Records, ca. 1945-1960

Immigration History Research Center
University of Minnesota

Abstract | Provenance/Processing | Historical Note | Scope and Content | Preliminary Container List


Central Representation of Ukrainian Emigrants in Germany
Records, ca. 1945-1960
6 linear feet
Preliminary Inventory

Abstract

The Representation is a civic institution in the Federal Republic of Germany, elected at the first convention of Ukrainian immigrants in Germany and Austria in 1945.  Its purpose then was to represent and intercede on behalf of Ukrainians with the occupying powers, and later with the German government, and to cooperate with foreign charitable organizations, both Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian.  The organization represented all Ukrainians and until 1950 was based in Augsburg.  In 1953 it moved to Munich and it presently unites a series of cultural and community institutions with 91 branches throughout Germany.

Records include petitions requesting admittance to the United States.  Organizations represented in the collection include the Central Ukrainian Relief Bureau (London, England), the International Refugee Organization (IRO), the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, the Ukrainian Canadian Committee, the Ukrainian Free Academy of Arts and Sciences in the U.S.A., the International Committee of the Red Cross (Geneva, Switzerland), and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of U.S.A.  Also included is correspondence of officers of the organization, including M. Dorozhynsky, A. Melnyk, and Z. Pelensky.  Includes German, Russian, and English.  Inventory available.

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Provenance/Processing

Acquired from the organization in June, 1967.  This is just a preliminary inventory as the collection has not been fully arranged.  This preliminary inventory was prepared for the Internet by Student Assistant Jessica Roskoski and Assistant Curator Heather Muir in 2001.

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Historical Notes

The Representation is a civic institution in the Federal Republic of Germany, elected at the first convention of Ukrainian immigrants in Germany and Austria in 1945.  Its purpose then was to represent and intercede on behalf of Ukrainians with the occupying powers, and later with the German government, and to cooperate with foreign charitable organizations, both Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian.  The organization represented all Ukrainians and until 1950 was based in Augsburg.  In 1953 it moved to Munich and it presently unites a series of cultural and community institutions with 91 branches throughout Germany.

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Scope and Content

Records include petitions requesting admittance to the United States.  Organizations represented in the collection include the Central Ukrainian Relief Bureau (London, England), the International Refugee Organization (IRO), the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, the Ukrainian Canadian Committee, the Ukrainian Free Academy of Arts and Sciences in the U.S.A., the International Committee of the Red Cross (Geneva, Switzerland), and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of U.S.A.  Also included is correspondence of officers of the organization, including M. Dorozhynsky, A. Melnyk, and Z. Pelensky.  Includes German, Russian, and English.

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Preliminary Container List

Box Folder Contents
1 1-15 Correspondence CRUEG, IRO, etc.
2 16-31 Correspondence CRUEG, IRO, etc. Folder 27 includes considerable amount of correspondence of Samopomich. Folders 28-30 include materials on Ukrainian schools and their teachers.
3 32-44 Correspondence CRUEG, IRO, etc.
4 45-46 Correspondence, etc. Ts. U.D.- Biuro London
  47-50 Correspondence, CRUEG, etc. Folder 47 includes list of books for Ukrainian schools recommended for printing. Folder 48 includes Soiuz Ukraintsiv u V. Brytanii Obizhnyk Upravy SUB. No. 5 and No. 20. Also included in the box are published misc. materials.
5 51-66 Correspondence, CRUEG, etc.

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