The Shirokolanovak Boarding School & Orphanage

Shirokolanovka, Ukraine, former German village of Landau, Beresan District, Ukraine, May, 2006

Photographs by Bettsy Madison Doll Williams, Missoula, Montana, and Volodymyr Honcharenko, Kiev, Ukraine, May, 2006


Bettsy Madison Williams with Olena at the Landau Orphanage
Oleg and Alina holding a quilt made for the children by Mrs. Arlene Gerhardt, Kansas
A Ukrainian dance performed be the children of the Landua Orphamage
A sporting event at the Landau Orphanage
The Bonfire of friendship
Agatha Doll Madison with Rosa Reimer
The orphanage is very proud of the used bus the government gave them. It is their only means of transportation.
Agatha Doll Madison and Bettsy with Nina Ivanovna Denysyuk, curator of the Katherinental Museum. Agatha presented the museum with a pictorial history of her father and family who lived in Katherinental before immigrating to North Dakota.
Special Olympcs medallists Kateryna, Vasyl, and Yaba with Valentina Raksha and Tetyna Fix, directors of the Landau Orphanage.
Volodymyr Honcharenko, interpreter, with a Sergey.



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