Re: Young Galician boys forced labor for Russian army during FIRST World War #galicia


Sharon Taylor
 

Wow, Andrea, thank you for sharing your grandfather’s amazing story.

You mentioned that they returned to Tarnow in 1917, but couldn’t return home until 1918. Who was holding them? Was it the Austro-Hungarian authorities? I’ve read elsewhere that those who did make it back to Galicia were often detained by Austrian officials.

Does anyone else have insights as to what happened to the men and boys who were able to return to Galicia after they were taken by the Russians for forced labor during WWI?

Sharon Taylor 
Philadelphia, PA

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