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9 But the PAC’s leaders were not immediately aware of Roosevelt’s, and Churchill’s, secret acceptance of the revision of Poland’s eastern borders. Ominously, they were unable, despite their repeated attempts, to gain an audience with FDR to present him with the patriotic resolution adopted by the delegates at the the June congress. S. 10 At last, on October 11, 1944, FDR met with Rozmarek and the PAC top leadership in the White House, but only for a ceremonial gathering to mark the anniversary of the death of the American Revolutionary War hero, Casimir Pulaski.
And Eastern Ukraine, geographically the largest region of Ukraine, was reconstituted as the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (UkrSSR). In 1922, the UkrSSR was incorporated into the Soviet Union. Hoping to win the loyalty of Ukrainian nationalists, Lenin initially allowed the Ukrainian identity to blossom. Books and newspapers were published in the Ukrainian language. Academic studies—from elementary school to the university—were conducted in the Ukrainian language. Ukrainian music and theater, as well as political dialogue, flourished.
Donald E. Pienkos, For Your Freedom Through Ours: Polish American Efforts on Poland’s Behalf, 1863–1991 (Boulder, CO: East European Monographs, 1991), 20–72, and passim; Andrzej Brozek, Polish Americans 1854–1939 (Warsaw: Interpress, 1985). , in 1910, the creation of the 38 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Donald Pienkos Polish Defense Committee in Pittsburgh in 1912, and the forming if the Polish National Department in Chicago in 1916. Richard C. Lukas, The Strange Allies: The United States and Poland, 1941–1945 (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1978), 107–27, and Pienkos, For Your Freedom Through Ours, 107–16.
Anti-Communist Minorities in the U.S.: Political Activism of Ethnic Refugees by Ieva Zake (eds.)