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Podolínec

PODOLÍNEC is a northeastern town that lies close to the border with Poland. That proximity became a liability in 1412, when the indebted King Sigismund of Luxembourg ceded Podolínec, along with 14 other towns, to Polish King Vladislav Jagelonský (Ladislaus Jagiellon).

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PODOLÍNEC is a northeastern town that lies close to the border with Poland. That proximity became a liability in 1412, when the indebted King Sigismund of Luxembourg ceded Podolínec, along with 14 other towns, to Polish King Vladislav Jagelonský (Ladislaus Jagiellon). The territory was finally returned to the then-Hungarian monarchy in 1772 under the rule of Queen Maria Theresa.

Podolínec has a picturesque historical square, complete with a renaissance bell tower, but the town evokes some sad memories. Communists persecuting religious institutions during the 1950s interned many priests, monks and nuns there.

The postcard shows the town in the 1930s.


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