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MIRIAM WEINER MAP COLLECTION


1. JOINT OPERATIONS GRAPHIC (JOG) MAPS

Part of a numbered series of Joint Operations Graphic (JOG) maps produced by the US Department of Defense Aeronautical Chart and Information Center during the 1960s. The maps cover Belarus, Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Moldova (formerly Bessarabia), Romania (partial) and Hungary (partial).

The original paper maps were scaled at 1:250,000 including names and details of even small villages, plus roads and railways, rivers and lakes, and wooded areas. Borders between administrative districts in effect at the time are also marked. Topography is indicated by color bands and contour lines.

Each map is identified by the name of a large town on the map. I have added names of smaller towns to assist you in locating your town of interest.

Click HERE to see these map lists

2. TOWN AND REGION MAPS

a) Various Local Maps

During 25+ years of traveling in Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine, I have acquired a significant number of detailed “town” maps from various localities, including small towns and villages. Many of these maps were produced by the local town architect and given to me as a “present” by the local Mayor. Others were presented to me by various historians and archivists in the relevant countries. Sometimes, I acquired a map in preparation for an upcoming “customized tour” planned for the family of a research client. In those cases, I created a small handwritten legend in the side margin of the map detailing the location of the Jewish cemetery, synagogue, Holocaust monuments and former Jewish sites, where applicable.

Click HERE to see these map lists

b) Soviet Town Plans -- Ukraine

This collection consists of street maps of individual towns and cities within the current borders of Ukraine. Many of the town maps consist of 1-4 separate maps. The maps are in color and about half of them include a "legend" – primarily an alphabetical listing of street names. The maps are in the Russian language (Cyrillic alphabet). This map collection includes more than 40 localities in present-day Ukraine.

Click HERE to see these map lists

c) Soviet Town Plans -- Belarus

This collection consists of street maps of individual towns and cities within the current borders of Belarus. Some of the town maps consist of 1-6 separate maps. The maps are in color and most of them include a "legend" – primarily an alphabetical listing of street names. The maps are in the Russian language (Cyrillic alphabet). This map collection includes 25 localities in present-day Belarus.

Click HERE to see these map lists

3. ADDITIONAL MAPS FOR:
        POLAND, UKRAINE, AND MOLDOVA (from Miriam's two books)
        BELARUS AND LITHUANIA (that appear on this website)



Click on relevant country above to see these maps links.


4. CREDITS

As usual, there is a team who facilitates this and "makes it happen." My continued respect, admiration and gratitude for team members goes to Jay Osborn who handled image processing, tiling, and map decorations, using MapTiler and OpenLayers code; and Stephen P. Morse, who wrote and executed the necessary script to do the transfer -- in addition to my usual tweaking requests (i.e., add borders to the maps, etc. etc.).



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