Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Przemyśl in the News Again -- March 2, 2022

Motion Picture News, 07-August-1915

Przemyśl (pronounced "sheh-mih-shul") is a city on the border between Poland and Ukraine. It was the site of a major Austro-Hungarian fortress. First the Russians took the fortress and then the Austrians recaptured what was left. 

The German and Austrian governments surreptitiously set up the American-Correspondent Film Company in New York as a front organization to spread films intended to influence the American public to support the Central Powers or at least stay out of the war. 

Today Przemyśl is the site of a growing refugee camp, which is taking in refugees who crossed the border from Ukraine after Putin's invasion. When a reporter mentioned Przemyśl, I knew where she was.

Motion Picture News, 14-August-1915

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