[LITOPYS UPA: Chronicle of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army]

Pokazhchyk do "Litopysu UPA", knyha 2/ zibrav i uporiadkuvav Stepan Szpak V-vo Litopys UPA, 2001- 876 p.: 24 cm. - (Litopys Ukrains'koi povstans'koi armii ; t. 35) Added title page in English: Index to "Litopys UPA", Book 2 ISBN: 0-92002-59-4 . Contents: kn. 2. 21-34 tomy, 1-3 tomy novoi serii, 1-3 tomy serii "Biblioteka", "Povstans'ki mohyly", 1.


Index to Litopys UPA, Book Two.

The index to Litopys UPA, volume two is a universal index to the following volumes: 21-34, 1-3 New Series, 1-3 Series Biblioteka, and the book Povstans'ki mohyly, book 1.

This volume serves as a general index to the books mentioned above, and lists all the names, places and topics appearing in these volumes, as well as abbreviations and acronyms that appear in the texts. It also contains an alphabetical index of all authors and article titles as well as other materials published in these volumes. In order to facilitate the use, the index contains separate lists of documents, leaflets and illustrations arranged alphabetically, as well as the table of contents of all volumes listed above.

Indexes of Names and Geographical Locations.

In view of the fact that some volumes were published in Latin script which has a different order of letters than the Cyrillic alphabet, the index is divided into two separate parts. The first is an index to volumes 23-34, arranged according to Ukrainian alphabet. The second, to volumes 21-22 arranged according to the Latin alphabet. Here Ukrainian personal and place names are transliterated into German, English or Polish, depending on the language in which the materials were published.

For identification purposes, place names also include the name of the higher administrative unit to which they belong. This identification is similar to how it appears in individual volumes. However, this identification was not always provided in the original text and moreover, doubts occasionally arose if similar names of given localities belonged to a proper administrative unit. This is because under the Soviets, many place names were changed and these changes were often difficult to identify. Furthermore, administrative boundaries were also changed several times and as a result many territorial units were placed in different administrative areas. For this reason, each place name is also identified by an administrative unit, for example, Turka, Drohobych obl. Usually such information was provided in the text. When it was absent, we used D. O. Sheliahin's Ukrains'ka RSR, administratyvno-terytorial'nyi podil, na 1 sichnia 1972 roku. Kyiv, V-vo Politychnoi literatury Ukrainy, 1973, or for Halychyna V. Kubiiovych's Etnichni hrupy pivdenno-zakhidnoi Ukrainy (Halychyny), na 1. 1. 1939. Wiesbaden, Otto Harrassowitz, 1983. Thus, individual places may be identified in terms of the counties of the Polish pre-war administration, the raions of the Soviet administrative organization of the 1940s, or the raions of the later Soviet administrative subdivisions, may have several different names, and therefore, may appear under two separate entries (for example, the town Zaliztsi (Zalozhtsi), Zboriv raion). Still another possibility exists, that the wrong name was provided in the text, and during the preparation of the index the error was not discovered.

The entries which give names or pseudonyms of individuals also need to be explained. The pseudonyms as a rule are listed in quotation marks, e.g. Hrab. Thus when the index lists Hrab without quotation marks, it means that it is the surname of a person mentioned in the text who lacks a first name. When both the real name and the pseudonym(s) are known, the person is listed under his real surname, with the pseudonym(s) in quotation marks. For example: Sydir Vasyl (Vyshytyi, Shelest), Col. The pseudonyms are also listed individually with references to the surname. For example: Shelest, Col.-see Sydir Vasyl. For individuals who have several pseudonyms (but the real name is not known), the best known pseudonym is used as a main entry where a detailed information is provided, while other pseudonyms refer the reader to the main entry. To facilitate identification, the surnames or pseudonyms of underground personnel were also supplemented with the military rank and/or function. The highest known rank or function is used. In cases where the individuals with popular pseudonyms such as Yastrub, Vovk, or Smereka were not identified in the text by either rank or function, we specified in the parantheses the name of the village or raion where they were active, or provided some other identification to differentiate one person from the other. Those who were not UPA soldiers or underground members are identified as being a peasant, priest, NKVD Colonel etc.

Information about individual UPA units - companies, battalions, detachments - is provided under the official name of the unit or its code name(s): for example, the UPA Company Orly. When a given unit's official name or code name is not known, or in cases where it did not have one, the information about the unit is provided under the real name, a pseudonym or initials of its commander. The same method is used for entries on military districts, military regions and other commands and headquarters, as well as the OUN leadership and centres and leadership of various underground administrations.

Alphabetical Lists of Authors and Titles.

A separate chapter contains an alphabetical list of authors and the titles of their articles, as well as all other materials published in all series of Litopys UPA. The authors are not only individuals but also institutions which issued or signed various documents, appeals, notifications, explanations, etc. This may include the UPA Supreme Copmmand, the OUN Leadership of the Western Ukrainian Lands or such collective authors as the Ukrainian Insurgents, the Ukrainian Revolutionaries, etc. Under the entry for each author, we list in alphabetical order, the titles of materials written by him. These same titles also have a separate alphabetical entry. For example, the article by Natalka Kosarchyn-Marunchak, Orhanizuiemo medychnu sluzhbu UPA can also be found under its title.

The chapter dealing with documents, also lists them by author and title. In addition, the documents of volume 21 are listed in chronological order, according to date and number of a document and the volume and page on which they appear. For example the SIPO or SD report about arrest of Starukh and the repressions in L'viv and Reich, December 11, 1942, No. 78, can be found under its title or in the contents list also under the date. The document is also listed in the general index compiled according to Ukrainian alphabet. A similar principle governs the separate compilations of illustrations which are listed alphabetically by family name. Persons identified in individual or collective photographs are listed in the text and in general index. The index to volume 25 (Songs) differs somewhat from other volumes because in addition to personal and geographical names it also has selected entries such as battle, freedom, forrest that are not listed in a general index. Also each individual song of volume 25 must be searched for in the table of contents of that particular volume.

The general index identifies each entry by a series, volume and page. The entries from volumes 21-34 are listed as t. 28, 16 (volume 28,16 page). The entries from volumes of the New Series, the Series Biblioteka and from the book Povstans'ki mohyly are listed in similar fashion.

The entries that begin with numbers are placed in alphabetical order as though the numbers were written out in full, for example, 10 - ten.

I would like to thank Prof. Petro J. Potichnyj for his advice and assistance in the preparation of this volume and Mykola Kulyk for administrative assistance.

Stepan Szpak

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