Monday, August 17, 2009

Map of Poland Showing Former Partitions

This map, which I created for use in Worcester County's Polish Community (Arcadia, 2007), shows today's boundaries of Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, and the Slovak and Czech republics. The dark, crossed dashes indicate the boundaries of the Russian, Austrian, and Prussian partitions (ca. 1793-1918). The cities shown here highlight the areas of origin of many immigrants who settled in Worcester County, Massachusetts. (In the Prussian partition, Poles came primarily from the Poznan area and settled in Webster and Dudley.)

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