St. Vladimir Institute, Ukrainian Canadian Research & Documentation Centre, and Shevchenko Scientific Society invite you to a book launch for:
Scratches on a Prison Wall
Sunday, December 11, 2011, 3:00 p.m.
St. Vladimir Institute, 620 Spadina Ave. Toronto, ON Tel. 416 966-1819
(refreshments will be served)
A wartime memoir written by Luba Komar, translated and edited into English by Christine Prokop.
Luba Komar was imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to death before escaping the Soviets and the Nazis while still a young Ukrainian student. These recollections describe her harrowing World War II experience.
In this gripping memoir of a young Ukrainian woman’s encounter with Communism and Nazism, Luba Komar experiences imprisonment, torture, death row, violence, escape, resistance, and, finally, flight to the West. Throughout, Luba retains her dignity and manifests a quiet heroism convincingly demonstrating that totalitarianism is ultimately powerless in the face of individuals with the spiritual courage to speak the truth.” – Alexander J. Motyl, Rutgers University