Minority Rights and Humanitarianism: The international campaign for the Ukrainians in Poland, 1930-31

Dyroff, Stefan (2014). Minority Rights and Humanitarianism: The international campaign for the Ukrainians in Poland, 1930-31. Journal of modern European history JMEH / Zeitschrift für moderne europäische Geschichte / Revue d'histoire européenne contemporaine, 12(2), pp. 216-230. C.H. Beck

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In October 1930, violent action of the Polish security forces against the Ukrainian population in Eastern Galicia resulted in an international campaign for the Ukrainians in Poland. Its central claim was the condemnation of these incidents as a violation of the Minorities Treaty of the League of Nations. The article focuses on the involved British extra-parliamentary groups and their international federations as well as leftist intellectuals, socialist parties and the Labour and Socialist International. In most cases, the commitment of the activists was motivated by the desire to expose a humanitarian scandal while the implementation of minority rights played a minor role. When it turned out that the first reports had presented an exaggerated version of the events, they shifted their focus to the Polish opposition whose persecution started in November 1930.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Modern and Contemporary History > Zeitgeschichte

UniBE Contributor:

Dyroff, Stefan

Subjects:

900 History
900 History > 940 History of Europe

ISSN:

1611-8944

Publisher:

C.H. Beck

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stefan Dyroff

Date Deposited:

13 Mar 2015 09:35

Last Modified:

13 Mar 2015 09:35

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/64883

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