Jaroszlava Hartyanyi (Jaroszlava Huk). Citizen of Hungary, born on June 6, 1958 in the village of Vovkivtsi, Ternopil oblast. She graduated from Terbovlya Higher School of Culture in 1976.
In 1978, she married a Hungarian named Nandora Hartyanyi. She has lived in Budapest, Hungary since 1979. They have one daughter, Nicoletta, who was born in 1980. In 1987, she graduated from the Faculty of History at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. She worked as a teacher at Puskás Tivadar Vocational High School from 1983-1985 and at Clara Luway School from 1985-2018.
Jaroszlava has extensive experience in community involvement. In 1991, she founded the Society of Ukrainian Culture in Hungary and has been the Chair of the society since 1993. From 1998-2014, she was Chair of the Self-governing Ukrainians of the 9th District of Budapest and the Self-Governing Ukrainians in Hungary. From 2014-2018, she was a member of the Hungarian Parliament. She is currently the Deputy Chair of the European Congress of Ukrainians.
She is also the author of numerous publications including: “Hidden Truth” – a documentary about the Holodomor in Ukraine from 1932-33. She was the editor and compiler of the book, “In Memory of Innocent Victims” (international conference on the Holodomor in Ukraine from 1932-33). She is the author of numerous historical publications in Hungarian and Ukrainian journals.
In 2003, she collected and prepared historical materials about the Holodomor of 1932-33 in Ukraine and submitted them to the Hungarian Parliament. On November 24, 2003, the Hungarian Parliament unanimously recognized the Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people.
In recognition of her work for the Ukrainian community, Jaroszlava has also been the recipient of numerous state awards including: The Order of Princess Olga, III Class – 2001, The Order of Princess Olga, II Class – 2006, and the Order of Princess Olga, I Class – 2009.