[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] villages which no longer exist !

Gary Warner garyw555 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 31 11:24:28 PST 2016


In Poland, the villages were almost without exception Polish names.   
During WWII, however, many of the villages were given German names by 
the Nazis.   If you look at our Congress Poland gazetteer, you will see 
the Nazi names in the far right column.

In western and northern Poland, which was German for many decades, the 
German names were common until the end of WWII, and generally indicates 
that any records for that area will be in German.  In the German empire 
gazetteer, the German name is listed first, with the modern-day Polish 
name in parentheses (and also in the far right column).  The Nazi name, 
if one is known, is in the second column from the right.

All of the other gazetteers will also list the German name, if one is known.

Gary Warner
SGGEE Databases Manager

On 12/30/2016 6:09 PM, Bob Krampetz wrote:
>> Is there a list of the old - with - current village names of the German
> settlements..
> Mostly looking for all in Dobrina-land.
> Bob
> In a message dated 12/30/16 04:38:42 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> lipinsky at shaw.ca writes:
> Message for Frank and other readers asking about villages which no longer
> exist.
> Please read the story " NEVER SAY NEVER " in the December issue of the
> Here the author wrote about the main village of Putomyty, district of
> Horochow, ( close to the city of Lutsk ) as well as two close to the main
> village of Pustomyty located colonies, ( before 1945 ) which were Pustomyty
> Colony #1 and Pustomyty Colony # 2. Both colonies were not that large,
> maybe 5 - 10 settlers and mostly, if not all, German settlers Both colonies
> just disappeared during or shortly after WW II.. when the inhabitants were
> resettled throughout the Warthegau region and further on in Germany
> Peter von Lipinsky
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