In the 1920s, several hundred immigrants arrived in Argentina from the Car-pathian Mountains, the steppes of Ukraine, and the villages of Poland. Many of them established themselves in Berisso, an industrial suburb of La Plata in the province of Buenos Aires, where they became industrial workers in the Swift and Armour meatpacking houses. In Berisso they set up their representative organizations and molded their identities. Julian Zabiuk was one of those immigrants. He arrived in Berisso from Solone (Zalizchyky, a village near Lviv in Eastern Galicia), worked in the packinghouses, and lived in the community until his death.1 Julian Zabiuk’s passage through history only held meaning for his family and friends. However, Julian did place his family photos into two albums, which his son Bogdan preserved. These photos found Julian a place in history when we, two historians interested in Berisso’s past, came across their story. Julian’s transformation into...
Family Photos, Oral Narratives, and Identity Formation: The Ukrainians of Berisso
Daniel James, Mirta Zaida Lobato; Family Photos, Oral Narratives, and Identity Formation: The Ukrainians of Berisso. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 February 2004; 84 (1): 5–36. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-84-1-5
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