Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
I have recently received some Kolomyja documents listing wages in
zlotys and others of dues paid to Kehilla also in zlotys.
I have the following questions if you can answer them or direct me to
a web site that can provide answers I will appreciate it:
1. What would be the US dollar equivalent of a 1936 Polish zloty; a
1939 Polish zloty?
2. What would be a time line of currencies used in
Kolomyja/Galicia say >from 18th century through present day; from
Austrian rule through Polish rule to under Ukrainian rule? I also
would like to obtain US dollar equivalents to those currencies
It is understood that bartering was a form of economic exchange, but
at some point along came coinage and eventually bills for general use
in the marketplace. I also understand that Jews were initially
involved with coinage design and production while serving as arendars
(leaseholders) under Polish magnates (wealthy nobles).
Alan Weiser, Coordinator
Kolomea Research Group & Web Site