Re: Holyn, Austria #galicia

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>

Ellen Meyer <> said to the Gesher
Galicia discussion list:

<<My grandfather's application for citizenship in 1914 lists his
place of birth as Holyn, Austria. Does anyone know the current
name of that town and where it is located?>>

According to Where Once We Walked, Revised Edition, Holyn is now
Golyn' and is located in Ukraine, 93km SSE of Lviv. This area was in
the former Austrian Province of Galicia before WWI destroyed the
Austro-Hungarian Empire and would therefore have been correctly
described in 1914 as being in Austria.

Peter Zavon, Editor
Gesher Galicia Family Finder
Penfield, NY


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