Tokarzewski-Karaszewicz, Oksana [Токаржевська-Карашевич Оксана], neé Lototskyi – active participant in community affairs; born on 14 April 1897 in Kyiv (Ukraine; at that time – Russian Empire), died on 1 January 1950 in London, England, United Kingdom. Married to Jan Tokarzewski-Karaszewicz.

Oksana Tokarzewski-Karaszewicz

In 1919-20 Oksana Tokarzewski-Karaszewicz was a secretary at the embassy of the Ukrainian People’s Republic in Istanbul where the ambassador was her father, Oleksander Lototskyi, a prominent figure in the Ukrainian national movement of the early part of the twentieth century. In 1924 she moved to France where she wrote articles on Ukrainian subjects for French and Italian periodicals and organised Ukrainian concerts and exhibitions. As an active member of Ukrainian women’s organisations she took part in international women’s congresses in Vienna (1921) and Paris (1926). From 1936 she lived in Italy where she wrote on Ukrainian affairs for L’Osservatore Romano.

In 1948 she came to live in London and became one of the founders of the first Ukrainian women’s organisation in the United Kingdom. She was a member of an initiating group for the establishment of a women’s section of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain and as such was appointed to the executive committee of the Association of Ukrainian Women in Great Britain founded in August 1948. At its general meeting in March 1949 she became a member of the first elected executive committee.

Jaroslaw Wasyluk

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