Sydor-Chartoryisky, Mykola

Sydor-Chartoryisky, Mykola [Сидор-Чарторийський, Микола; Sydor-Čartoryjs'kyj], b 1 July 1913 in Kamiane, Bibrka county, Galicia, d May 1993. Journalist and publisher. In the 1930s he studied at the Ukrainian Free University and Charles University in Prague and contributed to the Ukrainian nationalist press in Paris, Bucharest, Canada, and Subcarpathian Ruthenia. A postwar refugee in the United States since 1947, he edited the weekly Ukraïns’ke narodne slovo (1952), and founded the Hoverlia publishing house and bookstore in New York in 1951. It published or reprinted 500 books and issued the bibliographic magazine Biblos (1955–79). Sydor-Chartoryisky wrote a book on the Union of Horodlo (1951), several volumes of memoirs, the poetry collection Inter Arma (1949), stories for children, several booklets on children’s education, and a book on the Karlsfeld and Mittenwald displaced persons camps (1983), and translated Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe into Ukrainian (1953).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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