Shukhevych, Stepan

Shukhevych, Stepan [Шухевич, Степан; Šuxevyč], b 1 January 1877 in Serafyntsi, Horodenka county, Galicia, d 6 June 1945 in Amberg, Germany. Lawyer and civic activist. During the First World War he commanded a regiment of the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen (1914–15) and then (1919) the Zolochiv Brigade of the Ukrainian Galician Army and was in the Supreme Command of the Ukrainian Galician Army. In 1920 he returned to Lviv and opened a law office, and thenceforth often defended members of the Ukrainian Military Organization and the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. For many years he chaired the audit committee of the Chervona Kalyna publishing house, which he helped organize. He wrote short stories and a five-volume memoir (1929) of his Ukrainian Galician Army experiences.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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