Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The Fate of the Cossacks in Lienz

For Immediate Release

April 27, 2009

A little-known story of betrayal and treachery during Operation Keelhaul at the end of WWII will be revealed to Canadians by Professor Doctor Harald Stadler and author Anthony Schlega. They will be visiting four Canadian cities from May 5–16, 2009 to raise awareness of this shameful historical event, and funds for a memorial at the site of the massacre in Lienz, Austria.

Doctor Harald Stadler is Professor of Pre- and Proto-History, Medieval Ages and Post-Medieval Archaeology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. In Lienz he has researched the history and movements of the Cossacks in World Wars I and II. His presentation on this tour is an account of their tragic story.

Anthony Schlega (writing under the name Anton Schleha) is the son of a WWII, Kuban Cossack. He is Assistant to Dr. Stadler and the author of Survivng Lienz. This newly-published book tells the true story of Ivan, a friend of the author’s father and a survivor of the massacre at Lienz at the end of WWII. Mr. Schlega lives in Lenggries, Germany. He will be launching his book on this tour.

The Fate of the Cossacks in Lienz During the 20th Century
An interdisciplinary project by:
Doctor Harald Stadler, Professor of Archaeology
Leopold Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria

and

Surviving Lienz
Book launch and signing by:
Anton Schleha
Author, and Assistant to Dr. Stadler

Schedule:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral
154 East 10th Ave.
Vancouver, BC
6 p.m.

Sunday, May 10, 2009
Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral
1175 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB
Inmediately following Divine Liturgy (which begins at 10 a.m.)

Monday, May 11, 2009
Mohyla Institute
1240 Temperance Street
Saskatoon, SK
6 p.m.

Friday May 15, 2009
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Elia
11833 66 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
6 p.m.

For more information:
Anthony Schlega: Schlega.a@web.de
www.cossacks-lienz.net

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