Regensburg: Nakladom Obiednannia Ukrainskykh Kombatantiv, 1948. Kozak, Edvard [EKO]. Second edition. Original illustrated wrappers. Fair. Item #185
Octodecimo (11 x 15 cm). 102 pages. Text in Ukrainian. Stamps on pages no. 3, 67, 102 ""Pratsia" kooperatyva z vidpovid. paiamy v Bairoiti"; Wear and soil to wrappers; a few nicks to wrappers and text block.
A story about the ethnic group inhabiting Lemkivshchyna (part of Transcarpathia) published and distributed among the Ukrainian refugees in the displaced persons camps of postwar Germany.
Iuliian Tarnovych (pseud. Bezkyd) (1903-1977) - a journalist, publicist, writer and public figure. From 1934 to 1934 was an editor of the patriotic newspaper Nash Lemko [Our Lemko]. At the same time he founded a library of Lemkivschyna. He travelled to villages to agitate fellow countrymen against leaving their native land. In April 1940, Tarnovych went to Krakow (Poland), where he edited Narodna biblioteka magazine (the People's Library), which published his nine books on the Lemkivschyna. In 1944, he went to Prague, and later in Vienna, Munich and Regensburg, where he founded the Ukrainske slovo (Ukrainian Word) magazine in 1946 and built a large printing house that produced over 350,000 sheets of Ukrainian literary works and printed textbooks for Ukrainian schools. In 1948, Tarnowitz moved to Toronto, Canada, where he began to publish the Catholic magazine Nasha Meta (Our Goal), and edited the first Schematism of the Diocese of Toronto.
Edward Kozak (EKO), 1902-1992, was a noted painter, illustrator, caricaturist, writer-humorist, satirist, editor, and civic leader. He was born in the village of Hirne, Stryi district. After completing the high school in Stryi, he went on to study art in Vienna, Lublin, and Lviv at the Oleksa Novakivskyi Art School. His illustrations appeared in satirical periodicals (some of which he edited), children’s books, almanacs and individual literary works, including the Ukrainian satirical journal “Зиз” [Zyz], 1927-1933. In 1933, Zyz gave way to “Комар” [The Mosquito], another influential magazine published until 1939. Kozak was also considered the founder of Ukrainian comics. By the time he died on September 22, 1992, he had created hundreds of paintings, mosaic pictures for administrative buildings, and church murals, illustrated dozens of books and periodicals.