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This book features memoirs, interviews, and excerpts from diaries of one of the important political leaders of the Ukrainian nationalist movement. The book covers the pre-World War II period in Ukraine, the events of the wartime, and the postwar period in the emigration. Dariia Rebet was a wife of a prominent nationalist leader Lev Rebet who was assassinated in Germany by a Soviet agent in 1957. She was also a prominent activist in her own right. A publicist and a political leader, Dariia Rebet was a member of the clandestine Ukrainian Military Organization and its successor, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN). In 1935–8 she was a member of the OUN Home Executive in Western Ukraine responsible for liaison with the émigré Leadership of Ukrainian Nationalists. In 1939 she spent six months in a Polish prison. During the German occupation of Lviv she worked in the OUN educational and propaganda sectors. She was a delegate at the OUN Third Extraordinary Congress in 1943, and in 1944 she was a member of the OUN Preparatory Commission, which organized the Ukrainian Supreme Liberation Council (UHVR). She was elected to the first UHVR presidium and was the author of the first UHVR statute. While living as a postwar émigré in Germany she joined the new OUN (Abroad) and was elected to its Political Council, which she headed from 1979.



This Ukrainian-language book of her memoirs, published by the Manuscript Publishers in Lviv with the support of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Modern Ukrainian History and Society of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, contains an introduction ‘Dariia Rebet and the Struggle for the Democratization of the OUN’ by Oleksandr Zaitsev.

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Dariia Rebet

Dariia Rebet

Dariia Rebet was a Ukrainian political leader and publicist. As a young woman she joined the clandestine Ukrainian Military Organization and its successor, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN). In 1944 she was a member of the OUN Preparatory Commission, which organized the Ukrainian Supreme Liberation Council (UHVR). She was elected …

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