LIFE STORIES Archive
Pylyshenko, Wolodymyr "Mirko"
His life in the Ukraine under Poland, then the Soviets, then the Nazis. He talks about his parents and his family background. His life on the run from the Soviets with his parents, and then alone in the Displaced Persons camps in Germany. After a year, he is reunited with his parents. His brother lives and dies in Siberia without any contact with his family. Mirko talks about the Boy Scouts, the YMCA, and the Sea Scouts; his life in the DP camps and then coming to America.