Sense of place, sense of people #ukraine
I don't know how the people on the Russian side of the border felt, but Itoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
have had talks with people >from Skala Podolskaya on the Easternmost part of
Galicia, right on the Austrian side of the border, and I heard talks about
the Russian Podolians and the Austrian Podolians, including jokes about
slight differences among Podolians depending on which side they were from.
Many families had branches on both sides, matches were made over the river,
draft-dodging young men were smuggled to their relatives in Galicia, etc. I
have a hunch that they were closer to their mates >from across the river than
to areas of Galicia that were more than 50 miles away.
Shana Tova to you all!
Kfar Tavor, Israel
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and not Russian. Looking at the maps, it is clear that Makhnovka waswithin
the official borders, because of close ties between the various towns?Would
they have had a sense of themselves as the same "people"?of
different ethnic identities, and that there were differences in traditionsthemselves
as distinct >from Litvaks, for example.and
Volhynia have? (I've certainly never heard anyone describe themselves aswhose
borders moved around.) Would they have thought of themselves as Russian?not
taking them as seriously as perceived ethnic boundaries.)