An interview with a native and permanent resident of the town Tovste coming from an Ukrainian-Polish family. The focus of the interview is shifted towards the post-war life of the narrator at the end of the 1940ies and 1950ies.
An interview with a native and permanent resident of the town Bibrka, now Peremyshlyany district of Lviv oblast. The publicity of the narrator who was invited to share his memories in several other research projects already was perceived during the interview. A man was born to a Ukrainian-Polish family (his mother was Polish). He told about his education at school in Bibrka in the pre-war period, where Polish, Ukrainian and Jewish children studied together. The conversation was also concerned with the pre-war daily lives of the multinational town citizens. The narrator recalls Jewish families on his street and in the town in general: their names and surnames, places of residence, occupation, as well as the establishment of the Soviet government in Bibrka and the repressions against Polish governors and entrepreneurs, the massacre of Jews in the town’s centre after the retreat of the Soviet government in June 1941. The interviewee demarcated the margins of the ghetto in the town, described how the Jews lived there, their fate and the fate of their property, told the story of one rescued teenager and one of his saviors. The man recalls very well a lot of Polish citizens evicted to Poland after the war; he named their names and occupation.
Recorded in Bibrka. The interviewer – Marta Havryshko.
- Social Anthropology of filling the Void: Poland and Ukraine after World War II