Huzar, Olha

Huzar, Olha (née Pavliukh), b 1885 in Vienna, d ? Feminist leader and journalist in Bukovyna. She was vice-president (1921–3) and president (1930–2) of the Women's Hromada in Bukovyna and president of the Myronosytsi sisterhood. In the 1930s she contributed to journals such as Literaturno-naukovyi vistnyk, and edited a women's page in Chas (Chernivtsi) (1934–6). She also translated German and French literature. In 1942 she was sentenced by a Romanian court to five years' imprisonment for her community activities. In 1945 she was imprisoned in Chernivtsi by the Soviets and disappeared without trace.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1989).]

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