A massive fire broke out its the Krakow City Archive over the weekend. 85 fire fighters took part in fighting the blaze in sub zero temperatures. Looks like the losses will be massive.

Additional information from our man in Krakow:

Just to confirm: the fire broke out at the Krakow Municipal Archive
and not the Krakow State Archive.
As a matter of fact, the Municipal
Archive holds metrical records but they have not been affected by the
fire. The destruction and damage covered other types of documents,
such as building permits, architectural documentation, etc. The
metrical records are intact.

Dr. Steven S. Turner
President Gesher Galicia


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