The Polish name of a city known as Lemberg in German, Lvov or Lwow in Russian and Lviv, Lwiw or L'viv in Ukrainian (depending on the transcription). Hint to the editors: some firmlinks would be nice

It was a Polish city until 1772, Austro-Hungarian until 1919, and Polish again until 1945, when the USSR shifted the Polish border back to the west, and the city became part of the Ukraine.

One of the major cities of Central Europe since the middle ages, Lwów wasn't left unscathed by the World Wars; today it is about 1/3 of the size it was a 100 years ago.

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