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War Criminality Educational Documents

Russian Propaganists and Fellow Travellers Are Out To Destroy Objective History Altogether. New Pathway - Ukrainian News. May 11, 2024

ALS Pulls Award For Enemy Archives. Critics Claim "It Whitewashes Nazi Collaborators and War Criminals" New Pathway - Ukrainian News. May 10, 2024

Lubomyr Luciuk's Letter. New Pathway - Ukrainian News. May 10, 2024

For the record: 'House owes our fellow Canadian, and an innocent man, a public apology. The Kingston Whig-Standard, March 25, 2024

Controversy surrounding Ukrainian veteran unfounded. The Standard. March 22, 2024

I’d say the House owes our fellow Canadian, and an innocent man, a public apology, writes Lubomyr Luciuk.

Interrogate the truth of "Nazi" claims. The Catholic Register. November 3, 2023

Getting The Record Straight on Allegations of Nazi War Criminals in Canada, New Pathway - Ukrainian News, November 2, 2023

The difficult history behind the Nazi soldier in Parliament, Full Comment, National Post, October 23, 2023

Historical ignorance is the generous explanation for the House of Commons applauding a veteran of the Nazis' Waffen SS Galicia division during a visit by Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenzkyy. But the embarrassment and outrage that followed shed little light on exactly how Ukrainians like Yaroslav Hunka found themselves first wearing the infamous Nazi SS uniform, then immigrating to live peaceful postwar lives in Canada. Myroslav Shkandrij, author of a new book, In the Maelstrom: The Waffen-SS 'Galicia' Division and Its Legacy, joins Brian this week to discuss the unsettled history of the controversial unit, and why the story doesn't lend itself to easy narratives. (Recorded October 12, 2023)

The role of Ukrainians who fought in a division of the SS in the Second World War. CBC Radio, Edmonton, October 4, 2023

Canada's Media Falls for Russia's Disinformation. Galician Division Were Not Nazis and No Charges of War Crimes Have Ever Been Substantiated, New Pathway - Ukrainian News, October 4, 2023

A History lesson, by Askold S. Lozynskyj, EU Today, September 29, 2023

Are There Really Ukrainian Nazi War Criminals Hiding in Canada? Kyiv Post. September 29, 2023

Canadian scholar and historian of Ukraine during the Soviet era discusses the Kremlin’s “Operation Payback” propaganda campaign accusing Canada and the US of harboring Nazis after World War II.

Kingston, Ont. historian says Galicia Division members weren’t war criminals, Global News, Kingston, Ontario, September 27, 2023

Galicia Division statement by Professor Paul Robert Magosci, September 25, 2023

Ottawa Citizen's Pugliese once again attacks Mriya Aid, New Pathway - Ukrainian News, August 18, 2023

Contentious Ukrainian Second World War Unit Examined. The Free Press, June 24, 2023

Dear Editor:

re: "Contentious Ukrainian Second World War Unit Examined" The Free Press, June 24, 2023

We now know that the controversy over alleged “Nazi war criminals” in Canada was provoked by the KGB, a disinformation campaign carried forward by the Russian Federation’s operatives after the Soviet Union’s 1991 collapse. As Professor Myroslav Shkandrij’s book has also reminded us, the Commission of Inquiry on Nazi War Criminals, headed by the late Mr Justice Jules Deschênes, concluded that this military formation could not be indicted as a unit and that the brouhaha about the “Nazis in our midst” had been “grossly exaggerated." As such, the headline for this review is not only misleading but unwarranted. The Ukrainians who served in the “Galician Division” were neither Nazis nor war criminals.

Yours truly,
Lubomyr Luciuk, PhD
Royal Military College of Canada
Kingston, Ontario, K7K 7B4

True Story of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) as Recorded in the Archives. Kyiv Post. April 22, 2023

Ukraine’s armed resistance to foreign rule in the 1940-50s has long been a heated topic subject to disinformation, speculation and strong bias. A new study aims to finally set the record straight.

We Urge Canada to Designate Russia as a Terrorist State, New Pathway - Ukrainian News, April 7, 2023

Canadian Journalist Branded ‘Undesirable Person’ in Ukraine, Kyiv Post, April 3, 2023

David Pugliese has come to the attention of officials in Kyiv due to his writings for the Ottawa Citizen which often echo Kremlin talking points.

Story of an outlawed rescuer of Jews: In the thicket of war, News in Germany, February 2023

Operation Payback: Soviet Disinformation and Alleged Nazi War Criminals in North America book review by John Gentry, Intelligence and National Security, February 16, 2023

Earlier Ukrainian anti-Russian Nationalist Resistance Vindicated by Lubomyr Luciuk, Kyiv Post, January 22, 2023

After decades of Soviet and Russian smear campaigns, because of Putin’s aggression the post-World War II Ukrainian anti-Soviet nationalist movement is better understood

Soviet Active Measures and Disinformation: A Canadian Case Revealed
by Sean M. Maloney. Canadian Military Journal [Vol. 22, No. 4, Fall 2022]
Book Review Essay

Jews versus Ukrainians in USSR’s Active Measures Games by Kevin Riehle, International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, January 13, 2023

Kinney now facing mischief to religious property charge for allegedly spray painting Ukrainian cemetery monument. Edmonton Journal. November 11, 2022

A journalist broke a story about vandalism. Now police claim he did it. The Toronto Star. October 29, 2022

Allegation that Edmonton reporter and gadfly Duncan Kenney defaced the bust of a Ukrainian nationalist will pit police against their outspoken critic.

KGB Rending Our Jewish and Ukrainian diasporas, The Times of Israel, June 24, 2021

Stalin's Jews, June 6, 2021

“‘You will bear witness for us’: Suppressed Memory and Counterhistory in Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch’s Hope’s War (2001).” Anglica Wratislaviensia, vol. 58, pp. 83-95. 2020

"Active Measures" To Undermine The Antic-Communist Ukrainian Community. New Pathway - Ukrainian News. August 18, 2020

“Operation Payback”, The Ukrainian Weekly, August 14, 2020

Deschenes Commission confirmed war criminal numbers 'grossly exaggerated' by Lubomyr Luciuk, The Whig Standard, August 12, 2020

Why Postmedia's Pro-Russian Bias is so Dangerous. New Pathway - Ukrainian News. August 4, 2020

Vandalism at monument site taunts Canadians who were victims of communism, by Oksana Bashuk Hepburn, Ottawa Citizen, August 3, 2020

Postmedia Shamelessly Spreads Russian Propaganda, Smears Ukrainians. New Pathway - Ukrainian News. July 28, 2020

For the Record: Division wrongly accused of "Nazism", war crimes. New Pathway - Ukrainian News. July 21, 2020

Police investigating vandalism at site for Memorial to the Victims of Communism, All in a Day with Alan Neal, CBC Radio, July 10, 2020

Croatian Pathologist Who Investigated Soviet Crimes Against Ukrainians Remembered. New Pathway - Ukrainian News. June 16, 2020

Orphaned by the Holodomor, forced to work for a Nazi, Martha Gough began a new life in Canada, The Globe and Mail, February 24, 2020

Edmonton Jewish News Fuels The Flames of Ethnic Discord. New Pathway - Ukrainian News. December 24, 2019

Remembering the dark day when Hitler and Stalin joined forces, Lubomyr Luciuk, August 23, 2019, The Edmonton Journal

Russia reveals 'secret protocol' carving up Eastern Europe in 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. National Post. August 23, 2019

The Ukrainian "Galicia" Division: From Familiar to Unexplored Avenues of Research, Myroslav Shkrandrij, Kyiv-Mohyla Humanities Journal 6 (2019): 1-23

Heritage minister's snub won't be forgotten, July 6, 2018, The Whig Standard

Nazi monuments story is 'fake news' by Paul Grod, Ottawa Citizen, November 20, 2017

UCCLA welcomes Lennikov's deportation. Ukrainian News. August 27 - September 9, 2015

D & D victim Katriuk dies in Quebec. Ukrainian News. June 4 - 17, 2015

Hallow all of Hitler's victims. Ukrainian News. May 7 - 20, 2015

John Demjanjuk passes away. Ukrainian News. March 29 - April 11, 2012

Man openly mocks so-called law-and-order agenda, Whig Standard, October 26, 2011

Demjanjuk case a show trial, not a real trial. Ukrainian News. October 13 - 26, 2011

Demjanjuk trial an illegal political showcase. Ukrainian News. September 15 - 28, 2011

Germans launch new investigation of Demanjuk, Ukrainian News. July 21 - August 3, 2011

Ukrainians back Demjanjuk, convicted and stateless. Ukrainian News. June 23 - July 20, 2011

Prosecution appeals decision to free Demjanjuk. Ukrainian News. May 26 - June 8, 2011

Demjanjuk found guilty, released pending appeal. Ukrainian News. May 12 - 25, 2011

Demjanjuk evidence a KGB fake: FBI. Ukrainian News. April 14 - 27, 2011

Demjanjuk threatens hunger strike. Ukrainian News. March 3 - 16, 2011

John Demjanjuk - the universal scapegoat. Ukrainian News. January 20 - February 2, 2011

Spain wants to put Demjanjuk on trial. Ukrainian News. January 20 - February 2, 2011

Court rejects Demjanjuk's defence motions. Ukrainian News. November 25 - December 8, 2010

Demjanjuk say he's too sick for trial. Soviets tortured witnesses. Ukrainian News. November 11 - 25, 2010

Babyn Yar, November 11, 2010

Demjanjuk trial goes ahead despite health issues. Ukrainian News. October 28 - November 10, 2010

John Demjanjuk: The Last Nazi, Esquire, August 11, 2010

Funny thing is, he was never a Nazi, nor Ivan the Terrible, nor even German. So why now is he standing trial in Munich as accessory to 27,900 Nazi murders? Is this one last blow struck for justice for the Holocaust? Or is it a farce?

Demjanjuk trial hears POWs faced execution for escaping. Ukrainian News. March 21 - 29, 2010

He welcomed the Nazis and saved Jews. Ukrainian News. March 4 - 20, 2010

UPA detractors fan the flames of ethnic discord. February 18 - March 3, 2010

Demjanjuk witness probed for link to WWII crimes. Ukrainian News. December 28, 2009 - January 19, 2010

"Ukraine expert", eh? Marples owes Ukrainians and Ukrainian Canadians an apology. Ukrainian News. February 18 - March 3, 2010

Germany appears willing to sell its sould in Demjanjuk case. Ukrainian News. December 28, 2009 - January 19, 2010

World War II myths must be rejected, says leading scholar. Ukrainian News. December 10-27, 2009

Demjanjuk saga reaches the final round. Ukrainian News. November 26 - December 9, 2009

German court rules Demjanjuk trial to go ahead. Ukrainian News. October 15-28, 2009

UWC raps German hypocrisy. Ukrainian News. October 1-14, 2009

Demjanjuk's trial to start in October. Ukrainian News. July 31 - August 5, 2009

Demjanjuk trial reeks of sheer hypocrisy. Ukrainian News. July 31 - August 5, 2009

Lennikov's deportation order will stand, say Kenney. Ukrainian News. June 25 - July 8, 2009

UCCLA calls for KGB agent's deportation. Ukrainian News. June 11-24, 2009

Don't reward KGB back door man. Ukrainian News. June 11-24, 2009

The True Haters. Ukrainian News. April 16-29, 2009

Deportation halted, Demjanjuk returns to Ohio home. Ukrainian News. April 16-29, 2009

KGB killers enjoy life in Canada, Winnipeg Free Press, February 21, 2009

Canada right to deport KGB agent. Ukrainian News. February 5-18, 2009

Canada to apply law equally against Soviet war criminals, says Kenney. Ukrainian News. November 27 - December 10, 2008

The SBU denied Yad Vashem about Shukhevych, BBC March 4, 2008

A delegation of Ukrainian experts says that during a visit to the museum archives in Israel they did not find any documents that would confirm the accusations of involvement of the Nakhtigal battalion or one of the OUN-UPA leaders Roman Shukhevych in punitive operations in Lviv in 1941.

Divide and Conquer: The KGB disinformation campaign against Ukrainians and Jews by Herbert Romerstein, The Institute of World Politics, November 1, 2004

Museum "Territory of Terror" The Transit Prison #25, The Lviv Ghetto

When "Nazi hunters" become "Nazis" themselves. Ukrainian News, July 15, 1998

Will Nazi hunters misfire? The Globe and Mail, January 14, 1998

Canada plans to deport my father without a fair trial, Olya Odynsky, The Globe and Mail, January 5, 1998

True Holocaust story deserves to be heard. Toronto Star, December 29, 1997

Daughter of prisoner No. 154625 also remembers. The Ottawa Citizen. April 12, 1997

Bring war traitors to justice. Edmonton Journal. April 6, 1997

Judge deeds, not homelands, says Auschwitz survivor.

No. 154922 remembers. The Ottawa Citizen. March 31, 1997

Manning calls for prosecution of war criminals. The Canadian Jewish News. February 18, 1995

POW recalls death camp experiences. The Kingston Whig-Standard. February 14, 1995

Canada shouldn't be selective in prosecuting war crimes. The Ottawa Citizen. February 7, 1995

Ottawa should concentrate on more recent atrocities. The Toronto Star. February 6, 1995

Luitjens only deportee for war crimes. The Globe and Mail. February 1, 1995

Cost called factor in pursuit of alleged Nazi war criminals. The Toronto Star. February 1, 1995

Lead, Follow or Get out of the Way: How and why the Civil Liberties Commission became the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association, by Lubomyr Luciuk, Studenetz, March 1993

"Working in Thin Air": Of Archives and the Deschenes Commission, Robert Hayward, Archivaria, Summer 1988

"Commission of Inquiry on War Crimes" by Honourable Justice Jules Deschenes, Commissioner, December 30, 1986

"Commission of Inquiry on War Crimes" by Honourable Justice Jules Deschenes, Commissioner, December 30, 1986

Historical publication digitized in 2012 by Privy Council Office of Canada. "In view of the nature of this inquiry, my Report is divided into two Parts: Part I, which is designed for publication; Part II, which is destined to remain confidential."--Letter of Transmittal, p.3 of 955. Includes: "Findings and recommendations" (Part II, Chapter I) 13p. Ottawa - Ontario : Privy Council Office 30 December 1986.

Why Discriminate, The Globe and Mail, September 28, 1985, p 4

The Ukrainian Division Galicia: misrpresented in Canada, by L. Luciuk and M. Yurkevich, The Ukrainian Weekly, July 17, 1983

Children's and Young Adult Literature

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Hope's War (Toronto: Dundurn, 2001)

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