Hunczak, Taras

Hunczak, Taras [Гунчак, Тарас; Hunčak], b 13 March 1932 in Stare Misto, Pidhaitsi county, Galicia, d 1 July 2024 in Chatham, New Jersey, USA. Historian. A graduate of Fordham University and the University of Vienna (PH D 1960), after 1960 he taught history at Rutgers University. He edited and contributed to Russian Imperialism from Ivan the Great to the Revolution (1974) and The Ukraine, 1917–1922: A Study in Revolution (1977), and edited or coedited several collections of documents on Ukrainian history and Ukraine’s struggle for independence (1917–20), including Symon Petliura: statti, lysty, dokumenty (Symon Petliura: Articles, Letters, Documents, vol 2, 1979), Ukraïns'ka suspil'no-politychna dumka v 20 stolitti: Dokumenty i materiialy (Ukrainian Social-Political Thought in the 20th Century: Documents and Materials, 3 vols, 1983), Ukraïna i Pol'shcha v dokumentakh, 1918–1922 (Ukraine and Poland in Documents: 1918–1922, 2 vols, 1984), The Ukrainian Revolution: Documents, 1919–1921 (1984), and ‘UPA v svitli nimets'kykh dokumentiv’ (The UPA in Light of German Documents, in Litopys Ukraïns'koï povstans'koï armiï, vols 6–7, 1983). Between 1984 and 2001 he was the editor of the monthly Suchasnist’.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]

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