Two (ten) years of February

23 Feb 2024
1 min

Today I’d like to share this bit about my great-grand father Bagriy Ivan:

The last bunker in our region was destroyed by the NKVD in 1952 in the Lubianets forest. Four shylyans were killed then:

  • Antoniuk Volodymyr - born in 1923.
  • Bagriy Ivan - born in 1911.
  • Voznyi Ivan - born in 1905.
  • Hulovskyi Vasyl - born in 1918.

Nineteen fifty-two. By that time, Ivan’s wife and son (my grandfather) had already been exiled to Kazakhstan.

One can write a lengthy eloquent essay about never surrendering, believing in independence, and so on. I won’t.

Слава Україні. Героям слава.

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