On The Horns Of A Dilemma

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Young Ukrainians in World War II found themselves in a no-win situation: aware of the Soviet genocide of Ukrainians during 1932-33, they opted to serve in the German army without wanting to serve the German political objectives. On the Horns of a Dilemma describes the Division as a front-line formation that participated only in military operations against the Soviet Army and against communism or communist-supported partisans in Slovakia and Yugoslavia. Halychyna's military fortunes from its formation in April 1943 to its surrender to the British in May 1945 will captivate journalists, intellectuals, as well as relatives of the Division members.

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The Russian Review
[On the Horns of a Dilemma] does bring some new sources to light and provides a lively narrative of an important chapter in the history of World War II.
Hunczak tells the story of the division of the division, later the First Division of the Ukrainian National Army, which retains interest in the US, Canada, and Britain for its alleged participation in criminal operations against civilian populations. Though the archival material is not well preserved, he could draw on the many detailed personal memoirs to cover the whole period from the division's formation in April 1943 to its surrender in May 1945. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761816614
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 4/5/2000
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Taras Hunczak is Professor of History and Political Science at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Settling the Organizational Framework Chapter 3 Recruitment Chapter 4 The Making of a Division Chapter 5 The Battle of Brody Chapter 6 The Rebuilding of the Division Chapter 7 From a Division of the SS to the "First Ukrainian Division of the Ukrainian National Army" Chapter 8 The Final Act Chapter 9 In Prisoner of War Camps Chapter 10 Epilogue Chapter 11 Appendix I Chapter 12 Appendix II Chapter 13 Bibliography

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2000

    A must-read for those interested in Ukrainian history

    Overall, this is a very informative book regarding the Division Halychyna. I think it could have used more personal anecdotes from the Division's members (either from interviews or memoirs) which could have shed some light on daily life in the Division and its battles. I also think the book could have used a better editor. I found the typos and poor grammar (at times) a bit distracting.

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