September 1, 1899 Olga Basarab, a Ukrainian public and political figure, organizer of the 1st women’s detachment of the USS Legion, spy, liaison colonel Yevhen Konovalets, was born in the suburbs of Rohatyn region.
All her life Olga took an active part in social and political activities: she worked in the “Women’s Community”, “Prosvita”, “Plast”. She was among the organizers of the first women’s group of Ukrainian Sich Riflemen, which consisted of 33 women and 300 men.
Propaganda literature found during the search of the apartment were the reason for her arrest. Her fingers were broken, water was poured into her lungs, an electric wire was put in her ears. Olga did not betray anyone.
He died a martyr’s death on the night of February 12-13, 1924. In the morning, Olga was found hanging on the bars of the window of cell 7 of the Lviv Investigative Prison. Police tried to cover up Olga Basarab’s death. However, traces of torture on her body proved that a 34-year-old Ukrainian woman had been murdered.
In her cell they found inscriptions on the wall: “I am dying, tortured, take revenge! O. Basarab” and the words of Bohdan Lepky: “For blood, for tears, for ruin, give us back, God, Ukraine!”.