“Yesterday (Saturday, August 5, 2017) was a most interesting day. That’s why I love walking and digging in the forest… you never know what you’re going to stumble on. When I realized that I wasn’t looking at an explosive, but at the lid of a large aluminum can, I started imagining what treasures might be hidden inside. Once, I met a local fellow, a “digger” like me, who boasted that he’d found something similar. And, I wasn’t wrong! The can contained old UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army) archival documents!” writes Yuriy D.
“Of course, I couldn’t resist looking through the content of the container although the paper was rather fragile and brittle. I called up Volodymyr Vyatrovych, Director of the Ukrainian Institute of National remembrance who referred me to the Museum “Prison on Lonskoho” in Lviv, and I personally handed over my findings to Director Ruslan Zabily. He promised they’d give me a certificate of acceptance-transmission with a more detailed description of the content, and later a disk of all the digitized documents.”
“I looked through only a part of the documents in order not to damage them, and from what I read, they relate to the 1948-1950s, from geographically different regions – Bukovyna, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Lviv regions. After digitizing, the documents should be displayed on the Internet, and a public presentation will also be organized.”