Yendyk, Rostyslav

Yendyk, Rostyslav [Єндик, Ростислав; Jendyk], b 28 April 1906 in Zaluche, Kolomyia county, Galicia, d 16 February 1974 in Munich. Anthropologist, belletrist, and publicist; full member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society from 1933. He received a PH D in anthropology from Lviv University. As a postwar émigré he was a professor at and rector (1961–74) of the Ukrainian Technical and Husbandry Institute in Munich and a member of the Ukrainian National Council. He wrote books on the anthropological traits of the Ukrainian people (1934) and the racial structure of Ukraine (1949) and numerous other studies in anthropology and demography; a novella about Oleksa Dovbush, Proklin krovy (The Curse of Blood, 1934); books about Adolf Hitler (1934) and Dmytro Dontsov (1955); the poetry collections Bili nochi (White Nights, 1936), Tytan (Titan, 1948 [long poems]), and Triolety (Triolets, 1953); the prose collections Rehit Aridnyka (The Devil’s Laughter, 1937), V kaidanakh rasy (Fettered by Race), Zov zemli (Call of the Earth, 1940), and Zhaha (Desire, 1957); and a book of nationalist essays, Slovo do brativ (A Word to [My] Brothers, 1955).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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