Vintage postcard from WW1 period, depicting the railway bridge in Chernivtsi, destroyed by Russian forces.
Unused postcard in fine condition.
Chernivtsi (Ukrainian: Чернівці; Polish: Czerniowce, Russian: Черновцы) is the administrative center of Chernivtsi Oblast (province) in western Ukraine.
During the 19th and early 20th century, Chernivtsi became a center of both Romanian and Ukrainian national movements. It was also the site of the first Yiddish language conference in 1908, coordinated by Nathan Birnbaum. When Austria-Hungary dissolved in 1918, the city and its surrounding area became a part of the Kingdom of Romania.
Many well-known historical figures were born in the city, including poets and writers Paul Celan, Alfred Kittner, the former Speaker of the Parliament Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the Vienna Secession artist Oskar Laske, physicist Radu Grigorovici, Maria Forescu.