Polish Orthodox churches had been devastated, demolished and robbed for several dozen years. Valuable furnishings had fallen into the hands of individuals and smuggling gangs. Quite paradoxically, in many cases it was the thieves who helped save the temples since the robberies forced an inventory of the religious buildings.
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• The vicissitude of the Orthodox church in the Lemko region in the 20th century, Damian Nowak (http://www.beskid-niski.pl/index.php?pos=/lemkowie/religia/losy)
• “Architecture and furnishings of the church of the Ascension of Jesus in Ulucz” - prepared by Jarosław Giemza, page 4
• Abandoned – Rescued: Greek Catholic church complexes in south-eastern Poland - materials from a scientific conference edited by Monika Rzepiejewska http://skarbypodkarpackie.pl/numery/sp_34_2012.pdf “Rescuing the world of icons”, pp 4-9; interview with Barbara Tandos
• Injury – paper by Barbara Tandos “Przemyśl Bells” No. 3(17)/ 1994
• Crime against monuments in South-Eastern Poland in the context of Polish-Ukrainian Historical Relations; paper by Franciszek Trzebski, p. 165
• “Forgeries and smuggling of coins and works of art in Poland” – materials of the scientific symposium on October 24-25, 1986. Feliks Dzierżyński Military Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs; chapter by Tadeusz Rydzek “The origins and forms of smuggling of cultural goods in Poland in the years 1945-1986”
• Orthodox church of the Ascension of Jesus in Ulucz of from 1650. „Brzozowska Gazeta Powiatowa” pp. 21-22 https://powiatbrzozow.pl/images/download/BGP/rok2001/3.pdf
• National list of stolen or illegally exported monuments, IPN BU 01255/253/D Pagination according to the one preserved in the files: p: 1325; 1328; 1330
• “A rhapsody on the churches in Bieszczady” Jerzy Friemann, “Tygodnik Powszechny” October 1, 1967.