HOME  |  ABOUT US  |  FILMS  |  EXHIBITS  |  ARCHIVE  |  PUBLICATIONS  |  EDUCATIONindex.htmlhttp://livepage.apple.com/About_Us.htmlFilms.htmlExhibits-Internment.htmlArchive.htmlPublications.htmlEducation.htmlshapeimage_1_link_0shapeimage_1_link_1shapeimage_1_link_2shapeimage_1_link_3shapeimage_1_link_4shapeimage_1_link_5shapeimage_1_link_6shapeimage_1_link_7
 

IRENE PAWLIW


Teacher

Date and Place of Birth: 1931 in Ternopil, Ukraine


Date of Interview: June 1, 2016

Place of Interview: Toronto, Ontario

Interviewer: Zoriana Kilyk

Length of Interview: 01:21:16 (raw)



(Excerpt):


I: Do you consider yourself a) Ukrainian b) Ukrainian Canadian c) Canadian Ukrainian d) Canadian?

IW: You know, I consider myself…I can say that I consider myself Ukrainian Canadian. For some reason for me, this Ukrainian, somehow it is in my soul, and it cannot be any other way. But I am Canadian, because of the fact that I think this is an amazing country that gave us the opportunity to be Ukrainians. I think that our Ukrainian immigration that came here built Canada, and invested a lot, and our cultural heritage nonetheless took root to a certain degree. We have our own wonderful institutions right now, museums, and our children continue to learn Ukrainian traditions and dances and so on.



CROSS REFERENCES:


  1. Irene Pawliw’s husband Orest Pawliw is interviewed by Iroida Wynnyckyj on August 28, 2008 for the World War II project. File #420 (Video).


• Pawliw, Irena. Рідними Стежками – Endearing Paths. Orest Pawliw, Ed.  LaVergne: self-published, 2015.

The interviews can be accessed at the UCRDC. Please contact us at: office@ucrdc.org

excerpt from the Interview with IRENE PAWLIW
ORAL HISTORY OF UKRAINIAN CANADA