Item #827 Petruseva povist': opovidannia [Petruseva's Tale: A Short Story]. Olena Tsehelska.
Petruseva povist': opovidannia [Petruseva's Tale: A Short Story]
Petruseva povist': opovidannia [Petruseva's Tale: A Short Story]
Petruseva povist': opovidannia [Petruseva's Tale: A Short Story]
Petruseva povist': opovidannia [Petruseva's Tale: A Short Story]

Petruseva povist': opovidannia [Petruseva's Tale: A Short Story]

Nashym Ditiam, 1950. Illustrated wrappers. Item #827

39 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm. Text in Ukrainian. Cover design by O. V. One of 2000 copies. A former library copy with stamps and chipped edges.

This book might be the last DP publication by the publisher while residing in a German camp or one of the first books published in North America after relocating there.

From the author's preface: Amidst the chaos of World War II, a young Ukrainian boy journeyed with his parents to Germany, thrust into a landscape teeming with unfamiliar faces and harrowing encounters. He shared his adventures and insights with me, and as a writer, I compiled his words into this little book for Ukrainian children. For those of you who, like him, lived through similar experiences in Germany, this book may resonate with your own trials and triumphs. For others, it offers a glimpse into a world previously unknown. As this book finds its way to you and captures your hearts, it will bring immense joy to both the boy who shared his story and to me, your friend and the author.

Olena Tsegelska, formerly known as Kyzyma (1887-1971), was a prominent Ukrainian teacher, children's writer, and public figure, affectionately nicknamed Galya. From the 1940s, Tsehelska lived in exile in Germany, later relocating to the USA in 1952. She settled in Philadelphia, where she actively participated in the activities of the Union of Ukrainian Women of America.

"Nashym ditiam" publishing house was established in 1945 in Karlsfeld, near Munich, Germany by B. Goshovsky. It operated under the Union of Children's Workers named after L. Hlibov (OPDL) in Munich from 1946 and expanded to Toronto, Canada, and New York, USA, in 1950. The publishing house aimed to foster the development of Ukrainian children and elevate their artistic capabilities while nurturing creative writers in the field. It specialized in literature catering to children of various ages and produced textbooks for Ukrainian learners. During 1945-1949, books were printed in various displaced persons camps in Germany. Notable illustrators involved in the project included Okhrim Sudomora, Viktor Tsymbal, Petro Kholodnyi, Sviatoslav Hordynskyi, Edward Kozak, Mykhailo Mykhalevych, Myron Levytsky, Ya. Jacques Hnizdovsky, Nina Mudryk-Myrts, Yuriy Kulchytskyi, and others.

Price: $200.00

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