Eve, Yes , I agree, that it would be best if one also knew the Powiat and Woj. However, I think a lot of people, especially young children , who are stillMessage 1 of 16 , Jun 4, 2007View Source
Yes , I agree, that it would be best if one also knew the Powiat and Woj. However, I think a lot of people, especially young children , who are still alive, would not know the pow. or woj. . Funny but my mom who was 16 when deported, did not know her pow. Or woj.
And I think she actually told me that the woj. was Lwówskie (Lwów). But in fact she gave me a “bum” steer. I wasted a lot of time. Because her village was in woj. Tarnopolskie (Tarnopol). but she thought it was Lwów because Lwów was much closer to her village. And there were many Trościaniec villages in Kresy. And to add to the confusion, her wioska, or Osada, was not on any map. It was too small and too new. My mom only knew of some of the town names close to her. So by process of elimination and lots of research I honed in on the correct place.
But as far Lewkowce, I believe we got the correct one as her three places, Lewkowce, Łosiatyn and Podkamień are as she said they were, and in close proximity as her relatives described.
And yes, there are actually “many” Podkamien places all over Kresy and current Poland. But only one with Łosiatyn and Lewkowce nearby. Not quite as good as knowing Pow, and Woj, but not a bad way to find the “co-ordinates”, especially if you don’t know the longitude and latitude in degrees and Minutes.
There seems to be something funny with the postings fro sure.. J
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