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Iwan Padiak papers

Identifier: IHRC3404


Certificates, clippings.


  • Creation: 1939-1958

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Biographical / Historical

Iwan Padiak was born on March 12, 1909 in the village of Szehynia in the province of Leopoli, Ukraine. His parents, Teodoro Padiak and Ewfrozyna Jarymkewycz, worked in agriculture and were practicing Greek-Catholics. On November 4, 1931, Padiak enlisted at the State School for Building Superintendents by the Teachnical Building Institute in Jaroslaw, Poland. On March 24, 1939, he was granted his official certification as "Building Superintendent". Among the certificates in this collection is a German identity card issued in 1940 to Padiak during the German occupation of Polish territories. From October 1943 to September 1948, he served as a German Army Private. In the spring of 1947, Padiak resided in Rome, Italy. On May 30, 1947, he arrived in the United Kingdom and resided at the LAEC Camp at Pingley Farm. Other certificates in this collection, including Argentinian identity cards, passports, and travel visas, indicate that Padiak had spent time in Buenos Aires in the late 1950s.


2.5 linear inches

Language of Materials




Spanish; Castilian


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