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Barys Rahula

Dr. Barys Rahula (Belarusian: Барыс Рагуля, Boris Ragula, 1 January 1920 – 22 April 2005) was a Belarusian military commander and politician and Canadian doctor.

Barys Rahula was born near Nowogródek and spent his young years in Poland-occupied West Belarus. In 1938, he became student at the University of Vilnius but was mobilized into the Polish army after the German invasion.[1] He soon became a German POW, but in 1940 escaped from German prison to West Belarus that was occupied by the Soviets.

In Belarus, he got arrested by the NKVD but managed to escape from prison in the first days after Germany's attack on the USSR.[2]

Under German occupation, Rahula worked on creation of Belarusian national military units and was also one of the organizers of the undercover anti-German and ant-Soviet Belarusian Independence Party.

After the war, Barys Rahula studied Medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven. In 1954 he moved to Canada and became one of the country's best known oncologists.

After the Chernobyl Disaster, Barys Rahula organized fund raising to support victims of the catastrophe.

Selected Books

  • Беларускае студэнцтва на чужыне (Belarusian Students in the Strange Lands)
  • Жыцьцё пад агнём (Living under Fire)
  • Against the Current

References

External links

  • Boris Ragula. Against the Current on Google Books.
  • Сьв. пам. Барыс РАГУЛЯ
Byelorussian SSR (1919–1991)
Belarus (1991–1994)
Belarus (since 1994)
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