Lviv and the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe
August 29, 2010 4:38 AM Subscribe
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, a project of the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe
, is mapping the history, architecture, and human landscape of the City of Lions - including locations no longer there.The first link above leads to the main map, while links in the first paragraph below are to particular locations found on the map.
Take a look at the architecture
of the Beth Hamdirash, a version of which had stood for over 200 years in the center of a Jewish neighborhood before being destroyed in 1943. Visit the home
of Austrian Archduke Karl Ludwig, who lived in the city for two years in the 1850s. Perhaps you'd like to know what the monument to the Stalin Constitution that used to stand on Svobody prospekt looked like
, or hear some interviews
, in their original language, with the residents of Bohomoltsia Street.
Other highlights of this great, multilingual (Ukrainian, English, Polish, German, and Russian) site are a chronicle the life of the city and the region in images
, a fabulous video
archive (featuring, for example, newsreel footage of a Lviv candy factory from 1949
,), and a collection
of historical maps, to say nothing of the multilingual library
on the region and other themes connected to the Center's studies and work (and its searchable catalog
Visiting soon? Check out one of their previous exhibitions
for a deeper look at this incredible city.