Slabchenko, Taras

Slabchenko, Taras [Слабченко, Тарас; Slabčenko], b 20 April 1904 in Odesa, d 27 October 1937. Historian; son of Mykhailo Slabchenko. He worked as a lecturer in the workers' faculty of the Odesa Medical Institute and the workers' university in Odesa. In the 1920s he was a member of the social-historical section of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (VUAN) and the secretary of the Odesa Scientific Society affiliated with the VUAN. He wrote many works on general and cultural history, including the monograph Z lystuvannia M.L. Kropyvnyts'koho (From the Correspondence of Marko Kropyvnytsky, 1927). He was arrested on 20 December 1929 in connection with the show trial of the Union for the Liberation of Ukraine, and sentenced on 19 April 1930 to three years’ confinement. Further details of his life are unknown, except that on 27 October 1937 he was sentenced to be shot by the military collegium of the USSR Supreme Court. Slabchenko was posthumously rehabilitated in 1959.

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

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