Summary

Letter from the International Insitute in Ohio, USA to Wasyl Krechkiwsky, dated 30 November, 1949. It relates to Wasyl's request for information regarding the possibility of migrating from Australia to the United States where he had an uncle in residence.

Wasyl Krechkiwsky was born in Ukraine in 1923 and after years spent in a German labour camp during World War II and then in German training camps after the War where he undertook training in motor mechanics, he migrated to Australia in 1948. Wasyl was employed at the silver-lead mines at Zeehan in Tasmania and from the1950s he worked for General Motors Holden and possibly later Nissan in Dandenong where he lived. A photograph of Wasyl behind the counter of a milk bar also suggests he owned and/or worked in a milk bar sometime during the 1950s.

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