A book of memoirs of Levko Dovhovych was presented in Uzhgorod

19 November 2015 12:12  31110186 0111270
A book of memoirs of Levko Dovhovych was presented in Uzhgorod

On November 5, in Uzhgorod College of Culture and Arts, there was the presentation of the book "Chronicle of political prisoner number 424 2A" - memoirs of a Slovak Ukrainian Levko Dovhovych, a man of extraordinary talent and equally extraordinary destiny.

Levko Dovhovych was born September 29, 1935 in Uzhgorod. He came to Presov in 1963 having graduated from Uzhgorod College of Music, Medical School in Usti nad Labem in the Czech Republic, and the external choirmaster department of the Prague Conservatory. "But under his belt he also had more than six years of "training" in an unusual "university". It was called the Correctional Labor Camp of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR in Vorkuta and route Krasnoyarsk-Taishet-Angara (Siberia) or Gulag (1950-56)," - known scholar, doctor of philological sciences, academician of the NAS of Ukraine Mykola Mushinka writes about Levko Dovhovych.

The book, which has just been presented in Uzhgorod, was published in 2013 in the city of Presov in Ukrainian and Slovak languages. It was immediately dubbed the most important work of Ukrainian memoir literature in Slovakia. The author told about his ancestry, childhood during the war and mainly about his time in prisons and labor camps of the Soviet Union. The memories are supplemented with specific facts, documents, photos. 

Levko Dovhovych came to the presentation with his wife and son. The deputy head of the RSA Oleksandr Petik, the head of the Department of Culture of the Regional State Administration Yuriy Hleba, heads of leading choirs of Transcarpathia, writers and academics, students and teaching staff of the college gladly and gratefully welcomed the prominent cultural figure in his homeland.

By the way, representatives of libraries that were present at the meeting received from the author several dozens copies of the book, so those who want to learn about the biography of the prominent Ukrainian will soon have the opportunity.

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