Taras Szmagala was born to Ukrainian immigrant parents. His father was very involved in the Ukrainian immigrant community. Szmagala followed in his father's footsteps by taking a leadership role in the community. He highlights the strength of the Ukrainian community in Cleveland, the centrality of the church within the community, the migration of Ukrainians to the suburbs, and the importance of being part of the Ukrainian community, and how it has aided in his life successes.
Szmagala, Taras (interviewee)
Glonti, Ellen (interviewer)
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"Taras Szmagala interview, 03 March 2011" (2011). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 999081.