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Lwow Poland

Lwow Lemberg Poland

An animated late 1910s street-scene of Lwow, Galia, Poland. Click to enlarge image.

Three old picture postcards of Lwow (Lemberg), Galicia, Poland.

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An old picture postcard of Plac Maryacki in Lwow, Poland in the early 1920s. Click image to enlarge.

Lwow (Lviv in Ukrainian / Lemberg in German) is a city in what is now western Ukraine and at one time the capital of Lwów Voivodeship during the Second Polish Republic. With the joint German–Soviet Invasion of Poland at the start of the Second World War, the city of Lwów and its province were annexed by the Soviet Union and became part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic from 1939 to 1941. Between July 1941 and July 1944 Lwów was under German occupation, and was located in the General Government. In July 1944 it was captured by the Soviet Red Army. At the end of the war, Lwów became part of Ukraine, and many of the Poles living in Lwow relocated to the areas (Silesia, East Brandenburg, Pomerania) newly acquired from Germany under the terms of the Potsdam Agreement.

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A photo of the Museum Przemyslowe in Lwow, Poland, c.1919. Click to enlarge picture.

Inhabitants of Galicia 1915

Inhabitants of Galicia POland

A photograph titled ‘Inhabitants of Galicia’ taken by a German photographer in 1915.

Galicia (Polish: Galicja) is a historical and geographic region in Central Europe, once a small kingdom, that currently straddles the border between Poland and Ukraine. Galicia was the largest, most populous, and northernmost province of the Austrian Empire until the end of World War I in 1918, when it ceased to exist as a geographic entity.

Old Przemyslany

Two pictures of Przemyslany, Poland, before 1918. In 1945, Przemyślany, was renamed Peremyschljany, and became part of Ukraine.


An old photograph of Jews and Poles in the main square of Przemyślany, Poland, c.1910.

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A photograph of Przemyślany, Poland, during World War One.

Przemyślany (Peremyshliany) is a town in Ukraine on the Gnila Lipa River, south-east of the city of Lwów (Lviv). Prior to 1945, Przemyślany was part of Galicia, Poland.