Monday, August 10, 2009

ERC Map Room of Interwar Poland

Displayed on five web pages within the Museum's Education and Research Center are more than one hundred topographic maps of various regions in Poland, along with some from Belarus and the Ukraine. Most of these maps have been divided into a right half and left half with the Map Room in order to reduce download time. All of the maps were drawn and produced between World Wars I and II.

It is interesting to note the names of the various towns and villages in the surrounding areas as they appeared before World War II, as well as the varying topography within each region. What kind of region did our ancestors live in? Was it hilly or mountainous? Were there rivers near the town? What were the names of the towns surrounding our "ancestral" town?

Each of the maps are arranged first by latitude, then by longitude. Just click on any of the thumbnail images to see the larger version.

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