Lviv month underway in Wrocław
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A month dedicated to the western Ukrainian city of Lviv is underway as part of Wrocław's tenure as European Capital of Culture 2016.
Exhibition of Ukrainian art as part of Wrocław's tenure as European Capital of Culture. Photo: Facebook/Wrocław 2016
Throughout April, Wrocław will be hosting events involving close to 300 cultural luminaries from Lviv and Ukraine in general, ranging from painters to poets and musicians.
Ties between the cities run deep.
Prior to WWII Lviv (then Lwów) lay in south eastern Poland, boasting three archbishoprics: Roman Catholic (primarily serving the Polish community), Greek Catholic (Ukrainian) and Armenian Catholic, and close to 50 synagogues.
Following both Nazi German and Soviet occupation during WWII, Lviv remained in the Soviet Union as a result of the Yalta Conference of February 1945.
Poland's borders were shifted west, taking in Wrocław (formerly the German city of Breslau). The majority of Lviv's Polish population was resettled within Poland's new borders, and a large proportion moved to Wrocław. (nh)