Diaries of Ivan L. Rudnytsky

The diaries of Ivan Lysiak Rudnytsky belong to the category of finds about which historians dream. They contain valuable details about a wide spectrum of events - life in Lviv in the 1930s, the Ukrainian community of Krakow in 1939-40, daily life in Nazi-ruled Berlin and occupied Prague during 1940-1945, life as an émigré in Western Europe and then in the United States in 1945-1954. The diaries of the early 1950s describe the formation of Ukrainian academic life in New York and Philadelphia, with considerable attention to Columbia University.