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  • Keywords
    • Ukrainian,
    • World War Two,
    • Evangelical,
    • Baptist,
    • Refugee,
    • Christian ministry,
    • Translation

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Daleka Doroha
A Long Road
by Michael Podworniak

Daleka Doroha, which was originally published in 1963 in Ukrainian is a memoir of Michael Podworniak, who in March 1944 left his beloved Volyn in Ukraine and crossed into Halychyna which during that time was under Polish control. He left behind his family because Germany had invaded his village and set it on fire. His journey continued to Warsaw, and when it became evident that only starvation and other dangers awaited him as the German front continued to advance. He elected to go into forced labor into Germany in exchange for food and a place to sleep. The book describes the hardships of life in a German labor camp which was eventually attacked by Allied bombers and fighter planes. It was only God’s grace that preserved his life and let him see the end of the war. After the war ended, all foreigners were required to settle in refugee camps as the Allied occupiers decided their fate. During the years after the war, the author, together with a group of singers, made two tours of the refugee camps in Germany where Slavic people were staying. God blessed these trips and hundreds were converted after hearing the songs and the preaching of the Word. Every page of the book contains interesting and often tragic stories which the author experienced before he, together with his wife and son, boarded a ship for Canada.

Michael Podworniak is a well known Ukrainian author and poet who published 20 books during his life. He was often asked to preach in various Ukrainian Evangelical churches. He was also the longtime editor of the Christian Herald, a magazine published by the Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Association In Canada.


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