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Need Help With Polish Map Abbreviation "Kol." #general


Bob Fitterman
 

I am trying to identify the historical name of a town now called Alba,
Belarus, in the eastern half Grodno Guberniya during 1930s. I located
a Polish military map >from 1921 which shows its name as "Kol. Alba"
and I was curious what the abbreviation "Kol." indicated. If anyone
can answer this question, please let me know.

If you are interested in its location, it is on the road between
Ruzhany and Kosow Poleski and was the site of the German border point
before the Germans advanced further in 1941. It can be seen on this
map: https://goo.gl/maps/KL6aES56tep

Thanks!

Bob Fitterman


Igor Holyboroda
 

Dear Bob!
"Kol." in Polish means "Kolonia" - colony, a small settlement
inhabited by the group of people with some similar features. In the
interwar Poland colonies were often established by Polish war
Veterans, the so-called osadniks ( say veterans of :Polish-Soviet war
of 1920).
Regards,
Igor Holyboroda,
Lviv, Ukraine.

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From: Bob Fitterman <bobf@...>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2016 18:53:10 -0500

I am trying to identify the historical name of a town now called Alba,
Belarus, in the eastern half Grodno Guberniya during 1930s. I located
a Polish military map >from 1921 which shows its name as "Kol. Alba"
and I was curious what the abbreviation "Kol." indicated. If anyone
can answer this question, please let me know.