“The Galician Petroleum Industry” by Valerie Schatzker for the Drohobycz Administrative District website From the middle of the nineteenth century, the history of the Jews of the Drohobycz Administrative District was closely connected with the history of the petroleum industry. As the demand for naphtha lamp oil grew, the oil-rich […]Read More
Black Gold In Galicia: Oil Boom & Bust In Austria-Hungary
By Chris Wilkinson Oil, that vital resource the modern world needs to exist, does not immediately come to mind when one thinks of Eastern Europe. Oil reserves are most frequently associated with the Middle East, United States, Canada, the North Sea, Mexico and Venezuela among others. Of course the elephant […]
Antique Tiles in Drohobych
My friend sent me pictures of these lovely antique tiles in Drohobych, which were made by Joachim Sternbach’s company, probably in the interwar period.