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Story about finding oil on family land in Drohobycz #ukraine


John Lowin
 

I have family Ordower, in Drohobycz and have a story that the first oil was found on one of our family member's land. How might I verify this information.

Thank you.

John Lowin
Researching: Radziechow, Vienna and Munich.


Pieter Hoekstra
 

John,

You would be best guided to contact the oil ministry in Ukraine if you want specific information.

Here is some historical background you might already know.

- https://www.drohobycz-boryslaw.org/en/drohobycz-boryslaw-and-vicinity/oil
- https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/drohobycz/petroleum-history/petroleum.html

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Pieter Hoekstra  <sold@...>


Simon Kreindler
 

John,
Valerie Schatzker's book "The Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia" is the definitive history of the oil industry in the region, and includes many references to individuals in Drohobycz. I do not see the Ordower family name in the index but the book is incredibly well researched and is well worth having a look at.