Dumin, Osyp

Dumin, Osyp [Думін, Осип], b 26 September 1893 in Hrushiv, Drohobych county, Galicia, d May 1945 in Gdańsk, Poland. Soldier of the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen, later captain of the Sich Riflemen, and military historian. Dumin also wrote works of memoir literature for such journals as Literaturno-naukovyi vistnyk and Litopys Chervonoï kalyny. The following works were published separately: Narys istoriï ukraïns'ko-pol's'koï Viiny, 1918–19 (An Outline of the History of the Ukrainian-Polish War, 1918–19, Lviv 1933; repr, New York 1966), Istoriia Legionu USS (A History of the Legion of Ukrainian Sich Riflemen, Lviv 1936), and Partyzany (The Partisans). He co-authored Istoriia ukraïns'koho Viis'ka (History of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Lviv 1936; repr, Winnipeg 1953). Dumin was a research associate of the Institute of Eastern Studies in Königsberg. His pen name was Antin Krezub. At the end of the Second World War he was arrested by the NKVD and executed.

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