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District Of Galicia
The District of Galicia (german: Distrikt Galizien, pl, Dystrykt Galicja, ua, Дистрикт Галичина) was a World War II administrative unit of the General Government created by Nazi Germany on 1 August 1941 after the opening of Operation Barbarossa. Initially, during the Invasion of Poland, invasion of Poland by Germany and the Soviet Union, the territory temporarily fell under the Soviet occupation in 1939 as part of Soviet Ukraine. Then Adolf Hitler (Document No. 1997-PS of 17 July 1941) formed a capital in Lemberg (Lviv), the district existed from 1941 until 1944. It ceased to exist after the Soviet counter-offensive. History District of Galicia comprised mainly the pre-war Lwów Voivodeship of the Second Polish Republic, today part of western Ukraine. The territory was taken over by Nazi Germany in 1941 after Operation Barbarossa, the attack on USSR and incorporated into the General Government, governed by ''Gauleiter'' Hans Frank since the invasion of 1939. ...
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Lemberg
Lviv ( ; uk, Львів ; pl, Lwów ; russian: Львов ; german: Lemberg; see also #Names, other names) is the largest city in western Ukraine and the seventh-largest city in the country overall, with a population of Lviv is one of the main Ukrainian culture, cultural centres of Ukraine. Named in honour of Leo I of Galicia, Leo, the eldest son of Daniel of Galicia, Daniel, King of Ruthenia, it was the capital of the Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia from 1272 to 1349, when it was conquered by King Casimir III the Great of Poland. From 1434, it was the regional capital of the Ruthenian Voivodeship in the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland, Kingdom of Poland. In 1772, after the First Partition of Poland, the city became the capital of the Habsburg Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria. In 1918, for a short time, it was the capital of the West Ukrainian People's Republic. Between the wars, the city was the centre of the Lwów Voivodeship in the Second Polish Republic. After the German-Sov ...
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