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Derman -
four graves of soldiers

The village, which is known for its monastery, also has a tragic war history

Until 1939, Derman was a single village, although it was divided into

Derman manorial and state-owned. During the Second World War in 1942, a school for lieutenants of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army was opened in Derman.

In 1946, the authorities renamed the village of Derman Persha to Ustenske Pershe, and Derman Druha, corresponding to Ustenske Druhe (after the Ustia River).

However, after the collapse of the USSR, the villages regained their historical name.


“Ukraine: After War”


The purpose of the exhibition project is to express the experiences and feelings of the Ukrainian community related to the war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, to memorialize the heroic struggle of the Ukrainian people, and to form a common vision of the future of the Ukrainian people through the newly created exhibition in the Museum of Books and Printing in Ostrog. The project serves as a kind of quintessence of reflexives on the experienced events of the war based on the art collection of the State Historical and Cultural Reserve of the city of Ostrog.



Silver Land


For centuries Transcarpathia was isolated politically and culturally from other Ukrainian lands.

After the First World War, the region experienced a revival of national identity. In early 1939, when Europe was preparing for the next war, the struggle for control over the region intensified. In difficult conditions of political and military confrontation, Carpathian Ukraine was proclaimed, sowing the seeds of a future independent Ukraine.


Porajmos in Transcarpathia

Memories of eyewitnesses

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