- CA UMASC MSS 573 (A2019-047)
The accession consists almost exclusively of photographs (and post cards) chronicling the private life of the Martynec family in Paris (1935-1941), German-occupied western Ukraine (1941-1944), the Karlsfeld and Berchtesgaden Displaced Persons camps in Germany (1945-1948), and in Winnipeg (1949-1951). Family members dated and identified most photographs. Apart from several 1941 Paris photographs of Olia Konovalets, widow of assassinated OUN founder and leader Evhen Konovalets (1891-1938), who fell victim to Soviet agent Pavel Sudoplatov in Rotterdam, there are virtually no photographs reflecting the political activities of Volodymyr Martynec during the years prior to 1945. The Displaced Person camp photographs, and those chronicling the family’s first years in Winnipeg, reflect their extensive participation in Ukrainian community life, and to a lesser extent political involvement. Photographs of close and more distant relatives and friends (in western Ukraine, Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom and the USA) also make up a small part of the collection.