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The Cult of Roman Shukhevych in Ukraine : Myth Making with Complications

Rudling, Per Anders LU (2016) In Fascism: Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies 5(1). p.26-65
Abstract
Ukrainian president Viktor Iushchenko's posthumous designation of Roman Shukhevych (1907-1950), the supreme commander of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (upa) as a Hero of Ukraine in 2007 triggered intense, and polarized debates in Ukraine and abroad, about Second World War-era Ukrainian nationalism and its place in history. Particularly sensitive are Roman Shukhevych's whereabouts in 1940-1943, when he served in German uniform, as a Hauptmann, or captain, in the battalion Nachtigall in 1941 thereafter, in 1942-1943 in Schutzmannschaft battalion 201, taking part in 'anti-partisan operations' in occupied Belarus. This article analyzes the controversy regarding the memory of Roman Shukhevych.
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  abstract     = {Ukrainian president Viktor Iushchenko's posthumous designation of Roman Shukhevych (1907-1950), the supreme commander of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (upa) as a Hero of Ukraine in 2007 triggered intense, and polarized debates in Ukraine and abroad, about Second World War-era Ukrainian nationalism and its place in history. Particularly sensitive are Roman Shukhevych's whereabouts in 1940-1943, when he served in German uniform, as a Hauptmann, or captain, in the battalion Nachtigall in 1941 thereafter, in 1942-1943 in Schutzmannschaft battalion 201, taking part in 'anti-partisan operations' in occupied Belarus. This article analyzes the controversy regarding the memory of Roman Shukhevych.},
  author       = {Rudling, Per Anders},
  issn         = {2211-6249},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {26--65},
  publisher    = {Brill Academic Publishers},
  series       = {Fascism: Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies},
  title        = {The Cult of Roman Shukhevych in Ukraine : Myth Making with Complications},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/22116257-00501003},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2016},
}