Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Counting trees in the Stryj area #galicia


Valerie Schatzker <vjs@...>
 

Harris Sterman asked what his grandfather meant when he said he
counted trees in the Stryj/Turka area between the 1920s and the outbreak
of the Second World War.

Along the northern slopes of the Carpathian Mountains there were
flourishing lumber companies during this period and earlier. Many Jews
were active in the industry. My husband's grandfather and great
grandfather owned lumber companies in the Stryj and Drohobych areas
that exported wood all over Europe. His father was a forestry engineer
trained in the Polytechnic University of Lwow. There were also many
sawmills in the region. It would seem to me that Mr Sterman's grandfather
could have been an employee in a lumber company.

Valerie Schatzker
Toronto, Canada

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