Towns, regions etc that has changed name since the war

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Towns, regions etc that has changed name since the war

Postby Marcus Wendel » 18 Oct 2003 16:32

The goal of this thread is to compile a list of towns, regions etc that has changed name since the war, to be included on the site.
I'm primarily thinking of the German areas handed over to other countries post-war, and the list should also include the country that it is currently a part of.

I doubt it is possible to include every town, area, forest, river etc that had its name changed, but I think even a (very) incomplete list could be a very useful research tool, in particular when looking for locations in the East on present-day maps.

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Postby Marcus Wendel » 18 Oct 2003 16:33

To get things started, here in an excellent post by David:

David Thompson wrote:This is dedicated to all those (like myself) who have tried to figure out where something happened in central and eastern Europe. Curses, comments, corrections, updates, additions etc. are welcome.

Gazeteer of Europe


German Name Modern Name/ Alternative Name [Country]

Agram Zagreb [Yugoslavia-Croatia]
Allenstein Olsztyn [Poland]
Angerburg Wegorzewo [Poland]
Arnswalde Choszczno [Poland]
Arys Orzysz [Poland]
Aserbeidschan Azerbaijan (province in Caucasus, former USSR; now a republic)
Auschwitz Oswiecim [Poland]
Aussig Usti [Czech Republic]
Awdejewka

Bad Polzin Polczyn Zdroj [Poland]
Baldenburg Bialy Bor [Poland]
Bartenstein Bartoscyze [Poland]
Belgard Bialogard [Poland]
Berlinchen Barlinek [Poland]
Bischofsburg Biskuplec [Poland]
Böhmen und Mähren Bohemia and Moravia (Provinces) [Czech Republic]
Bozen Bolzano [Italy]
Breitenstein Ul'janovo [former USSR]
Breslau Wroclaw [Poland]
Brest-Litowsk Brest-Litovsk [former USSR-Belorus]
Brieg Brzeg [Poland]
Brünn Brno [Czech Republic]
Bruex Most [Czech Republic]
Bublitz Bobbolice [Poland]
Budweis Ceske Budejovice [Czech Republic]
Bukarest Bucharest [Romania]
Bunzlau Boleslawiec [Poland]
Bütow Bytow [Poland]

Cammin Kamien Pom. [Poland]
Charkow Kharkov (Charkiv) [former USSR-Ukraine]
Chemnitz Karl-Marx-Stadt [Germany]
Cosel Kozle [Poland]
Crossen Krosno Odrz. [Poland]

Danzig Gdansk [Poland]
D. Eylau Ilawa [Poland]
Deutsch-Krone Walcz [Poland]
Dnjepropetrowsk Dnepropetrovsk [former USSR-Ukraine]

Ebenrode Nesterov [former USSR]
Eger Cheb [Czech Republic]
Elbing Elbla [Poland]
Elsass Alsace [France]
Esseg Osijek [Yugoslavia-Serbia]

Falkenburg Zlocieniec [Poland]
Frankenstein Zabkowice Sl. [Poland]
Fraustadt Wschowa [Poland]
Friedeberg Strzelce Kraj. [Poland]
Friedland Pravdinsk [former USSR]
Fünfkirchen Pecs [Hungary]

Glatz Klodzko [Poland]
Gleiwitz Gliwice [Poland]
Glogau Glogow [Poland]
Golinow Goleniow [Poland]
Grottkau Grodkow [Poland]
Grünberg Zielona Gora [Poland]
Guben Gubin [Poland]
Guhrau Gora [Poland]
Gumbinnen Gusev [former USSR]
Guttent. Dobrodzien [Poland]
Guttstein Dobre Miasto [Poland]

Haselberg Krasnoznamensk [former USSR]
Haynau Chojnow [Poland]
Heilsberg Lidzbark Warm. [Poland]
Hermannstadt Sibiu [Romania]
Hirschberg Jelenia Gora [Poland]
Hohenstein Olsztynek [Poland]

Insterburg Cernjahovsk [former USSR]

Jassy Iassi [Romania]
Jastrow Jastrowie [Poland]
Jauer Jawor [Poland]
Johannisburg Pisz [Poland]

Kallies Kalisz P. [Poland]
Karlsbad Karlovy Vary [Czech Republic]
Karlstadt Karlovac [Yugoslavia-Croatia]
Kaunas Kovno [Lithuania]
Kiew Kiev (Kyiv) [former USSR-Ukraine]
Klausenberg Cluj [Romania]
Köln Cologne [Germany]
Königsberg [E. Prussia] Kaliningrad [former USSR]
Königsberg [W. Prussia] Chojna [Poland]
Körlin Karlino [Poland]
Köslin Koszalin [Poland]
Kolberg Kolobrzeg [Poland]
Krainburg Kranj [Yugoslavia-Slovenia]
Krappitz Krapkowice [Poland]
Kreuzburg Kluczbork [Poland]
Kreuzingen Bol'sakovo [former USSR]
Krim Crimea (Krymskij) [former USSR-Ukraine]
Kronstadt Brasov [Romania]
Krumau C. Krumlov [Czech Republic]
Küstrin Kostrzyn [Poland]

Labes Lobez [Poland]
Labiau Polessk [former USSR]
Laibach Ljubljana [Yugoslavia-Slovenia]
Landsberg Gorowo Ilaw. [Poland]
Lauban Luban [Poland]
Lauenberg Lebork [Poland]
Leitmeritz Litomerice [Czech Republic]
Lemberg Lvov {L'viv) [former USSR-Ukraine]
Leobschuetz Glubczyce [Poland]
Lettland Latvia
Liegnitz Legnica [Poland]
Litzmannstadt Lodz [Poland]
Lötzen Gizycko [Poland]
Löwenberg Lwowek Sl. [Poland]
Lüben Lubin [Poland]
Lyck Elk [Poland]

Mahnwitz Mianowice [Poland]
Maldeuten Maldyty [Poland]
Marburg-am-Drau Maribor [Yugoslavia-Slovenia]
Marienbad Marianske Lazne [Czech Republic]
Marienwerde Kwidzyn [Poland]
Memel Klaipeda [former USSR]
Militisch Milicz [Poland]
Mittelwalde Miedzylesie [Poland]
Mogilew Mogilev [former USSR-Belorus]
München Munich [Germany]

Naugard Novogard [Poland]
Neidenburg Nidzica [Poland]
Neisse Nysa [Poland]
Neman Ragnit [former USSR]
Neusalz Nowa Sol [Poland]
Neustettin Szczecinek [Poland]
Neustadt Prudnik [Poland]
Nikolajew Nikolayev (Nikolajev) [former USSR-Ukraine]
Nimptsch Niemcza [Poland]
Nordenburg Krylovo [former USSR]
Nürnberg Nuremberg [Germany]

Odenburg Sopron [Hungary]
Oels Olesnica [Poland]
Olmuetz Olmouc [Czech Republic?/Slovakia]
Oppeln Opole [Poland]
Ortelsburg Szczytna [Poland]
Osterode Ostroda [Poland]
Ostpreussen East Prussia [former USSR/Poland]
Ostsee Baltic Sea

Padova Padua [Italy]
Parchwitz Prochowice [Poland]
Peiskr. Pyskow [Poland]
Pilsen Plzen [Czech Republic]
Plathe Ploty [Poland]
Podolien Podolia (Province) [former USSR - Ukraine]
Pollnow Polanow [Poland]
Posen Poznan [Poland]
Prag Prague (Praha) [Czech Republic]
Pr. Eylau Bagrationovsk [former USSR]
Pr. Holland Paslek [Poland]
Pressburg Bratislava [Slovakia]
Prossnitz Prostejov [Czech Republic]
Pyritz Pyrzyce [Poland]

Rastenburg Ketrzyn [Poland]
Ratibor Raciborz [Poland]
Reetz Recze [Poland]
Reichenburg Liberec [Czech Republic]
Reppen Rzepin [Poland]
Rosenberg Susz [Poland]
Rosenberg [Silesia] Olesno [Poland]
Rostow Rostov (Rostov-na-Donu) [former USSR-Russia]
Rowno Rovno [USSR – Ukraine]
Rummelsburg Miastko [Poland]
Ruthenien Ruthenia [formerly Czechoslovian province; then USSR - now Belorus]

Sagan Zagan [Poland]
Schivelbein Swidwin [Poland]
Schlawe Slawno [Poland]
Schlochau Czluchow [Poland]
Schloppe Czlopa [Poland]
Schniedemuehl Pila [Poland]
Schweidnitz Swidnica [Poland]
Schwerin Skwierzyna [Poland]
Schwiebus Swiebodzin [Poland]
Schwirz Swierczow [Poland]
Shitomir Zhitomir/ Zitomir [former USSR – Ukraine]
Siebenbürgen Transylvania [Romania]
Soldin Mysliborz [Poland]
Sorau Zary [Poland]
Sprottau Szprotawa [Poland]
Stettin Szczecin [Poland]
Stolp Slupsk [Poland]
Stolpmünde Ustka [Poland]
Strehlitz Strzelce Op. [Poland]
Stuhlweissenburg Szekesfehervar [Hungary]
Swinemünde Swineoujscie [Poland]

Tapiau Gvardejsk [former USSR]
Taplacken Znamensk [former USSR]
Tarvis Tarvisio [Italy]
Tempelburg Czaplinek [Poland]
Teplitz Teplice [Czech Republic]
Tilsit Sovetsk [former USSR]
Tirschtiegel Trzciel [Poland]
Trachenburg Zmigrod [Poland]
Trebnitz Trzebnica [Poland]
Treptow Trzebiatow [Poland]
Treuburg Olecko [Poland]
Triest Trieste [Italy]
Tschernigow Chernigov/ Cernigov [former USSR – Ukraine]

Venedig Venice (Venizia) [Italy]

Waldenburg Walbrzych [Poland]
Wangerin Wegorzyno [Poland]
Warschau Warsaw (Warszawa) [Poland]
Wartenburg Sycow [Poland]
Weissruthenien Whire Ruthenia; Belorussia, Byelorussia [former USSR - Belorus]
Wien Vienna [Austria]
Willenberg Wielbark [Poland]
Woikowo Voikovo [former USSR]
Wolhynien Volhynia [former USSR-Ukraine]
Wollin Wolin [Poland]
Wormditt Orneta [Poland]

Ziebingen Cybinka [Poland]
Zoppot Sopot [Poland]
Zuckers Suchorze [Poland]
Züllichau Sulechow [Poland]


/Marcus

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Postby K.Kocjancic » 18 Oct 2003 17:28

Marcus Wendel wrote:To get things started, here in an excellent post by David:

David Thompson wrote:Laibach Ljubljana [Yugoslavia-Slovenia]


/Marcus


Could you change:
Laibach - Ljubljana [city in former Yugoslavia, now (capital) city of Slovenia]
Marburg-am-Drau Maribor to [city in former Yugoslavia, now in Slovenia].

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Postby Marcus Wendel » 18 Oct 2003 17:32

Kocjo wrote:Could you change:
Laibach - Ljubljana [city in former Yugoslavia, now (capital) city of Slovenia]
Marburg-am-Drau Maribor to [city in former Yugoslavia, now in Slovenia].


I'll correct it before the material is posted on the site.

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Postby K.Kocjancic » 18 Oct 2003 18:16

Zwischenwässern - Medvode [former Yugoslavia, now Slovenia]
Assling - Jesenice [former Yugoslavia, now Slovenia]
Birnbaum - Hrušica [former Yugoslavia, now Slovenia]
Veldes - Bled [former Yugoslavia, now Slovenia]
Vigaun - Begunje [former Yugoslavia, now Slovenia]
Feistritz - Bistrica [former Yugoslavia, now Slovenia]
Neumarkl - Tržič [former Yugoslavia, now Slovenia]
Stein - Kamnik [former Yugoslavia, now Slovenia]
Mannsburg - Mengeš [former Yugoslavia, now Slovenia]
Loibl - Ljubelj [former Yugoslavia, now Slovenia]

Could you also change data on Krainburg - Kranj as I wrote above?

Thanks in advance,
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Postby K.Kocjancic » 18 Oct 2003 18:18

Triest Trieste [Italy]

I don't know if this is relavant, but Slovenian name is Trst.

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Postby tyskaorden » 18 Oct 2003 18:35

Marcus Wendel wrote:To get things started, here in an excellent post by David:

David Thompson wrote:This is dedicated to all those (like myself) who have tried to figure out where something happened in central and eastern Europe. Curses, comments, corrections, updates, additions etc. are welcome.

Elbing Elbla [Poland]
Should read Elblag.

Marienwerde Kwidzyn [Poland]
The German name should read Marienwerder.

Memel Klaipeda [former USSR]
Now in Lithuania.


Podolien Podolia (Province) [former USSR - Ukraine]
Still in use.


Ruthenien Ruthenia [formerly Czechoslovian province; then USSR - now Belorus]
Ukraine, not Belarus.


/Marcus


My corrections


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Postby Locke » 19 Oct 2003 10:34

Görz - Gorizia (Italy)
Warasdin - Varaždin (Croatia)
Sissek - Sisak (Croatia)
Pettau - Ptuj (Slovenia)
Radmannsdorf - Radovljica (Slovenia)
Rudolfswert - Novo mesto (Slovenia)

Rivers:
Sawe - Sava (Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia)
[Wocheiner Sawe - Sava Bohinjka (Slovenia), Wurzener Sawe - Sava Dolinka (Slovenia)]
Isonzo - Soča (Slovenia)
Gurk - Krka (Slovenia)
Sann - Savinja (Slovenia)
Zaier - Sora (Slovenia)

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Postby K.Kocjancic » 19 Oct 2003 15:35

Cilli - Celje (former Yugoslavia, now Slovenia)

BTW. About "Rudolfswert - Novo mesto (Slovenia)" today I found some documents where German used Slovenian name. :?

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Postby Germania » 19 Oct 2003 16:36

BTW chemnitz is called chemnitz today not longer Karl Marx Stadt

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Postby tyskaorden » 19 Oct 2003 16:46

Some former East Prussian towns now in Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast):
Allenburg – Druzhba
Brandenburg – Ushakovo
Drakhemen and Angerapp – Ozersk
Fischhausen – Primorsk
Gerdauen – Zheleznodorozhny
Heligenbeil – Mamonovo
Pillau – Baltijsk
Pillkallen – Dobrovolsk
Ragnit – Neman
Stallupönen – Nesterov
Wehlau – Znamensk

Some towns now in the Czech Republic:
Alt Tabor – Sezimovo Usti
Abertham – Abertamy
Asch – Aš
Alt Bunzlau - Stara Boleslav
Austerlitz – Slavkov
Bad Schönfleiss – Trzcinsko Zdroj
Gottesgab – Bozi Dar
Gablonz an der Neisse – Jablonec nad Nisou
Hohnemauth – Vysoke Myto
Iglau – Jihlava
Jungbunzlau – Mlada Boleslav
Jitschin – Jičin
Kamaik – Kamyk nad Vltavou
Klein Olbersdorf – Velka Albrechtice
Kralup a.d. Moldau – Kralupy nad Vltavou
Kronstadt – Kunštat
Kuttenberg – Kutna Hora
Königinhof a.d. Elbe – Dvůr Kralove nad Labem
Königgrätz – Hradec Kralove
Mies – Stribo
Märisch Ostrau – Moravska Ostrava or only Ostrava
Nikolsburg – Mikulov
Ober Leitensdorf – Litvinov
Pardubitz – Pardubice
Reichenau – Rychnov
Rumburg – Rymburk
Schlan – Slany
Steinschönau – Kamienicky Šenov
Sebastiansberg – Hora Svaté Sebestiana
Teschen – Cesky Těšin and Cieszyn in Poland
Taus – Domažlice
Troppau – Opava
Theresienstadt – Terezin
Wallachisch Meseritsch – Valašske Meziriči
Wodnan – Vodnany
Zwittau – Svitavy

Some towns now in Poland:
Beuthen – Bytom
Bernstein – Pełczyce
Bomst – Babimost
Bärwalde – Mieszkowice
Daber – Dobra
Drossen – Osno Lubus
Dramburg – Drawsko Pomorskie
Driesen – Drezdenko
Greifenberg – Gryfice
Greifenhagen – Gryfino
Gdingen (1939-1945 Gotenhafen) – Gdynia
Frankfurt a.d. Oder-Damm Vorstadt – Slubice
Hindenburg – Zabrze
Jacobshagen – Dobrzany
Kattowitz – Katowice (1953-56 Stalinogoród Polish for Stalin's City)
Massow – Maszewo
Mohrin – Moryn
Neuwedell – Drawno
Regenwalde – Resko
Soldin – Mysliborz
Thorn – Torún
Unruhstadt – Kargowa
Vietz – Witnica
Woldenberg – Dobiegniew
Zachan – Suchan
Zehden – Cedynia
Zielenzig – Sulęcin

The province of Oberschlesien are now the Polish Gorny Slask.

//MK

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Postby Duncan » 19 Oct 2003 17:15

Sorry I haven't time to add specific names.
However, I have a Grosser Volks Atlas 1941 (Published by Wolfgang Press) and if anyone is looking for anything particular, please let me know.
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Postby K.Kocjancic » 19 Oct 2003 17:18

Duncan wrote:Sorry I haven't time to add specific names.
However, I have a Grosser Volks Atlas 1941 (Published by Wolfgang Press) and if anyone is looking for anything particular, please let me know.
Duncan


Published when? Which month?

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Postby Duncan » 19 Oct 2003 17:53

It does not give the month - only 1941.
This is the full front page titles:

Velhagen & Klasings
Grosser Volksatlas
Das Jubliaumswert des Verlages zu feinen bundertjahrigen Besstehen
Herausgegeben von
Wolfgang Press
Erweiterte Ausgabe
mit Physischen Karten und Wirtschaftskarten
Velhagen & Klasing / Bielefeld und Leipzig
1941

The second page states:

Copyright 1935 by Velhagen & Klafing in Bielefeld und Leipzig
Herstellung der Karten
geographische Anstalt von Velhagen & Klafing in Leipzig
Buchdruck von Fischer & Wittig, Leipzig
Kartendruck H.F. Jutte und Eschebach & Schafer, beide in Leipzig
21 (this in in a small box)


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Postby K.Kocjancic » 19 Oct 2003 17:58

Could you help me (and also Marcus) with German names for Slovenian towns?


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