[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Migration route Poland to Volhynia

Jerry Frank jkfrank at shaw.ca
Sat Feb 15 10:13:44 PST 2003

The March issue of the SGGEE Journal will contain a full article about 
this, translated from German, originally written by Albert Breyer in the 
1930s.  It is specific to the migration from the Gostynin region to 
Volhynia but much of it could be said about the other areas as well.

At 10:35 AM 15/02/2003 -0700, Richard Stein wrote:
> From my reading of the information available, it appears that several
>thousand German families migrated to Volhynia in the 1860s and 1870s from
>the Kujawien Lakes area of Poland.  There must have been a main route that
>many followed.  I would appreciate any information on the location of this
>route from, for example, Sompolno to the area of Lutsk, Volhynia.  The most
>direct route would seem to be through Lodz, Radom, Lublin, Chelm and on into
>Volhynia.  Is it correct to assume that they travelled by horse and wagon
>with their belongings, or did some travel by train?  If the latter, what
>would be the route?  If by horse and wagon, I wonder how long it would have
>taken.  The straight-line distance is about 500 km.
>Thanks in advance for your help.
>Dick Stein

Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
jkfrank at shaw.ca 

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