Sunday, July 4, 2010

Brody

"There are few towns in Western Ukraine with so dramatic and challenging Jewish history as it is in case of Brody. For a long time Brody had been one of the greatest centers of commerce in the whole Austro-Hungarian empre. It was rightly referred to as Triest on the continent. The town has been known yet since the 12th century and soon after was almost entirely inhabited by the Jews. Because of the last fact it came known to be as Galician Jerusalem."

"The city name Brody derives from Ukrainian word “brid” which means “ford” (German Furt) changing in plural into “brody” i.e. “fords”. "

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