Kolomyia

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Kolomyia

 

a city in the Ivano-Frankovsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, on the Prut River. A railroad junction. Population, 41,000 (1970). Agricultural machinery is made in the city, which also has a hardware plant, light industry (weaving, footwear, garment, and other factories), food processing (a meat-packing combine, a creamery and cheese dairy, and canning and other factories), a wood-products industry (a lumber combine, a wood-products plant, and a paper mill), manufacturers of building materials, and enterprises serving railroad transport. Kolomyia has a mechanical wood-processing technicum, pedagogical, medical, and pharmaceutical schools, and a museum of folk art. Earliest references in the chronicles to the city date from 1240.

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My maternal grandmother came from Kolomea (Kolomyia, in Ukrainian), a town in Galicia still under Habsburg rule when she left it around the turn of the century, and my father's mother was from Bialystok.
(19) The GfbV suffered some embarrassment in 1995, when it became known that a long-time member of its advisory board, the journalist Peter Grubbe, was in fact Claus Volkmann, the former Nazi administrator of the Jewish ghetto of Kolomea in German-occupied Poland.