New Krakow WWII (under occupation) & Rudawka Maps in Gesher Galicia's Cadastral Map Room #galicia

Pamela Weisberger

Announcing three recent additions to the Gesher Galicia Cadastral Map

Krakow Street Map Under Occupation ca. 1941

This important map showing Krakow (Cracow, Krakau) under German
occupation during WWII was provided to Gesher Galicia by the Jewish
Historical Institute of Warsaw, Poland. Four zones are highlighted by
hand, including the town center ('mixed/business district', A),
initial German residential area (B), extended German residential area
(C), and the ghetto ('Jewish residential', D). Streets are labeled with
their Polish names, but some are Germanized. The Kazimierz district,
two Jewish cemeteries and key churches are indicated, but not

There are also two cadastral maps for two different towns named
Rudawka: one in Poland, the other about 40 kilometers NNW, across the
border in Ukraine.

Rudawka Village Cadastral Map 1852 (Gmina Bircza)

This is a selectively-colored cadastral map of the village of Rudawka
(now in the Gmina Bircza of Poland), surveyed 1852 and lithographed
1854. The map shows no village center or masonry buildings, but
includes a modest estate and two small Catholic chapels.

Rudawka Village Cadastral Map 1853 (Stary Sambor Raion)

A complete, selectively-colored cadastral map of the village of Rudawka
(Rudavka,) now a defunct settlement in the Stary Sambor Raion of
Ukraine, surveyed 1853 and lithographed 1854. Covering a large but
sparsely populated village straddling the Rudawka River with two other
rivers flowing in, the map shows no village center or masonry buildings,
and only a tiny Catholic church.

(Note to researchers: there are several other formerly Galician towns
with the name of, or beginning with, Rudawka. Knowing the coordinates
of "your" towns are key when names are so similar.)

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Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia

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