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Book 16. Oleksandr Ishchuk, Ihor Marchuk. The Brothers Busel: Lives for Ukraine

Editor in Chief P.J. Potichnyj
Sponsors Dmytro Hulei
Publication Year 2011
ISBN (Canada) 978-1-897431-32-0
ISBN (Ukraine) 978-966-2105-30-8
Pages Count 128
Hard Copy Price $10 USD

This book, – about Oleksander and Yakiv Busel, the well-known activists of the OUN in Volyn – which is based on multiple sources, provides for the first time a detailed account of their lives and their sacrifices on the altar of the Fatherland. Due to their patriotic activities, the Busel brothers were persecuted by the Polish, German and Soviet occupational regimes. Twice they were arrested and incarcerated for extended periods by the Poles. The Germans killed Oleksander in 1943 and forced Yakiv to go into hiding. Yakiv, as a Propaganda Chief of the OUN Leadership, perished in a skirmish with members of the Soviet repressive machine in the Ternopil region in 1945. This humble publication is an attempt to return the illustrious names of the Busel brothers to Ukrainian national memory and history. Toronto-Lviv, 2011. Soft cover: 128 pp. Illustrations. This book was funded by DMYTRO HULEI from Toronto, Canada in memory of his wife MARIA CHORNII.