Polishchuk, Petro

Polishchuk, Petro [Поліщук, Петро; Poliščuk], b 23 December 1913 in Nosivtsi, Ternopil county, Galicia, d 17 June 1987 in Zürich, Switzerland. Educator and Jungian psychoanalyst. From 1933 he studied law at Lviv University and helped edit Iuni druzi. In 1937 he worked in Tsentrobank. During the first Soviet occupation of Western Ukraine he was in charge of the youth section of the Ukrainian Central Committee in Cracow. Following his arrest by the Gestapo in 1941, the rest of his war years were spent in concentration camps. After the Second World War he worked for the Ukrainian Medical Charitable Service in Munich (1945), the Ukrainian Relief Committee in Rome (1945–8), and the Shevchenko Scientific Society in France. He also served as general secretary of the Union of Ukrainian Workers in France. Upon graduating from the Jung Institute in Zürich (1967) he practiced psychotherapy and lectured at that institution.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]

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