Ukrainian National House



ID number:
02774
Title:
Ukrainian National House
City:
Description:
Chernivtsi was the ethnically most ‘mixed’ of all provincial capitals of the Habsburg Empire. In 1910 out of a total population of 90.000, around 33% were Jews, 17% Germans, 17% Ukrainians, 16% Romanians and 14% Poles. The rest were Armenians, Hungarians, Slovaks, Lippowanians etc. During the Austrian era, each of the major ehtnic groups established a network of various cultural, educational, sporting, political and social organizations and associations. “National” or “People’s Houses” were built as a meeting point, at the same time those buildings were meant to express the self-confidence and pride of the ethnic group. The postcard shows the Ukrainian National House in Chernivtsi, opposite of the Armenian Church. It was built between 1887 and 1899 by the Ukrainian association “Narodnyj Dim” (People’s house) and became the center of Ukrainian life in the Bukowina. Consequently, it played and important role in the renaissance of Ukrainian language and self identity before the first World War. The house is still used by various Ukrainian cultural organizations.  
Helmut Kusdat
Subject:
Czernowitz, private associations, Ukrainian house
Creator:
P.O. Drahynskyy
Publisher:
Unknown
Date:
1925-1930
Format:
90х140 mm
Copyright:
Library of the Institute of Ethnology, Lviv
Collection:
Category:
Technique:
Inscriptions:
On obverse, on the building:
In Romanian: Banca de Credit
In Ukrainain: Кредитовий банк

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