An interview with a native resident of the town Zbarazh and, starting 1950, the resident of the town Tovste. The conversation contains the memories of the pre-war life of Ukrainians in Zbarazh. Towards the end of the interview, the woman recalls her student years in Lviv: education, teachers, a dormitory, and free time.
A conversation with the woman who was born and has lived in the village Hlibiv in Husiatyn district of Ternopil oblast is well-structured: the respondent mostly just answered the questions of the interviewer. After the fragmentary childhood memories about a Jewish village teacher, the woman shared a more detailed story about several Jewish families in the village, their place of residence, occupation, and fate during the occupation. The woman recalled a Polish landowner, his manor and escaping abroad, the paid labor on the folwark. A separate conversation thread is the Ukrainian-Polish opposition and mutual massacres during the war, the restoration of the Soviet power and post-war repressions. Numerous Polish villagers were evicted to Poland, and resettled Ukrainians came to live in the village in the post-war period.
Recorded in Hlibiv. The interviewer – Anna Wylegała.
- Social Anthropology of filling the Void: Poland and Ukraine after World War II