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NATALKA BUNDZA


Travel Bureau Agent, Educational Assistant

Date and Place of Birth: 1936 in Toronto, Canada


Date of Interview: July 8, 2016

Place of Interview: Toronto, Ontario

Interviewer: Iroida Wynnyckyj

Length of Interview: 01:03:17 (raw)



(Excerpt):


Interviewer: What do you remember most from your youth?

NB: From my youth… Our love towards Ukraine, we were [Ukrainian] nationalists, so that even a few times the members of OUN laughed at us when asked what organization we belonged to, and we said ‘Young Ukrainian Nationalists [MYН],’ and to this day I wonder to myself ‘God what did we know about Nationalism? We were patriots, nationalism, what did we know?’ There were happy moments, happy moments – there was poverty, understandably it was all hard, I’m not sure how our parents were able to work, and take care of the kids. We went to the demonstrations every Sunday, whether our parents drove us, or we dressed up and walked there [to the domivka]. Our parents were on the stage, were thinking that their kids are nicely at home, but no, no, you’re kids are at the back. On the break they would find out that we in fact had not listened to them, and didn’t go to sleep, but instead got dressed and escaped to watch the play.



CROSS REFERENCES:


Natalia Bundza, referenced in an article written by Laurent Corbiel for the Toronto Star, published on July 2nd, 2015

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excerpt from the Interview with NATALKA BUNDZA
ORAL HISTORY OF UKRAINIAN CANADA