This site contains
documents, photographs, and stories of the immigrants who
came after WWII as Displaced Persons, and of the immigrants who
came at the time of Perestroika and in the aftermath of the
dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Since this collection focuses on movement from one place to
names of the places mentioned and pictured are important
information for users. However, many of the items originated in
areas where place names have multiple forms, both historical and
linguistic, and are often loaded with political, religious, and
social significance. To avoid bias and provide consistent names, we
have recorded place names as they appear on the items, as well as
their authorized form from the
Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
If you have additional information, substantive or technical,
that you would like to share, either about the people pictured in
the photographs, or about the documents and stories, please use the
Bank feedback form. Your comments will be forwarded to a
representative of the Ukrainian Cultural Association of Ohio.
Logo image: Olha Balaban, Augsburg, Germany, 1948.