Old color postcard from 1914, depicting the post office of the town of Tarnow in Poland. Used as postcard in 1914. Minor wear.
Tarnów (German: Tarnau; Yiddish: טארנא-Turna) is a city in south-eastern Poland. The first recorded mention of the city was in 1224.
It became historically important in 1846 - beginning of the Galician peasant revolt which led to the so-called "Galician Massacre" and "Galician Slaughter," in which many nobles and their families were murdered by peasants. The revolt got out of hand and the Austrians had to put it down. During World War I, the city was one of the focal points of Austro-Hungarian/German Gorlice-Tarnów Offensive of 1915, a military operation that changed the situation in the Eastern Front and resulted in major retreat of opposing Russian forces. After the war, the city became part of a reconstituted Polish state on October 30, 1918.
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