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Title: Boris I. Balinsky Memoir, 1988Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 15/35/57

Primary Creator: Balinsky, Boris Ivan (1905-)

Extent: 0.2 cubic feet

Arrangement: Chronological

Subjects: Displaced Persons, Entomology, Ukraine, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - History and Geography, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Politics and Government, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Science and Technology

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Typewritten 341 page memoir of Boris Ivan Balinsky (1905- ), including recollections of his early life in Kiev and Irpen; family and relatives; the Russian civil war (1917-21); the College of Paul Galahan; appointments and research in embryology and histology; research on newts, stoneflies and mice; the Omelchenko Biological Institute; the Ukranian Academy of Science; the Kiev University; summer excursion to the Crimea and the Caucasus; scientific colleagues; the Communist Party; NKVD raids and trials; the imprisonment of his wife Katia (1937-39); military service (1935); World War II and the German occupation of Kharkov and Kiev; and emigration to Poznan, Berlin, Tubingen, Heidelberg and Munchen (Munich); second marriage to Elizabeth Stengel (1947); research at the Institute of Animal Genetics in Edinburgh (1947-49); and departure for Johannesburg (1949).

Subject/Index Terms

Displaced Persons
Entomology
Ukraine
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - History and Geography
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Politics and Government
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Science and Technology


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Folder 1: Introduction, pp. A-BAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Chaper 1: Balinsky and Radzimovsky Families, ChildhoodAdd to your cart.
pp. 1-15
Folder 3: Travels, Irpen, pp. 16-26, 1913-17Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Russian Revolution and Civil War, pp. 27-43Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Music, Schooling, Irpen, ARA, Home Life, pp. 44-65Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Scientific Work, pp. 66-78Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Syngayevsky Family, pp. 79-97Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Kiev, Entomology, Trouble with Communists, Family Matters, Caucasus Again, pp. 98-115Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Caucasus, Vania (1934), Army Service, Theatre, pp. 116-136, 1932-34Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Prosperity, pp. 137-155, 1935-37Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Katia's Imprisonment, pp. 156-183, 1937-39Add to your cart.
Folder 12: War, German Occupation of Kiev (1942-43), Katia's Death, Leaving Kiev, pp. 184-245, 1939-41Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Life in Germany, Posen, Berlin, Tubingen, Peace, and Displaced Persons, pp. 246-289Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Heidelberg, Munich, UNPRA, pp. 290-305Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Stengel and Gruber Families, Elizabeth,  pp. 306-315Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Scotland, pp. 316-341Add to your cart.

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