Name in Ukrainian: 
Андри́хув (Andrykhuv)
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Historical-cultural region: 
Western Galicia
49°51' N, 19°21' E
Administrative History: 






 Before WWI

 Austrian Empire



 Between The Wars (1919-1939)

Republic of Polan





 Under German Occupation




 Republic of Poland




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 1939 up to

the war




 1939 after

the war




Andrychów is located about 45km south west of Krakow, and about 20km south of Oświęcim, at the confluence of the Wieprzówka and Targaniczanka rivers. It was known as a village as early as the 14th century and proclaimed a city only in 1767 by King Stanisław August Poniatowski. The city's economy was based on domestic fabric industry, most notably luxurious tablecloths that were exported to Italy and Russia, among other countries. With the Austrian occupation, the home textile industry went into decline, gradually superseded by mechanized fabric industry. In 1855, the city was hit by a cholera epidemic. Andrychów's various Industries continued to flourish until World War I, but after the war and the establishment of independent Poland, the city's economic situation deteriorated.

The Jews
Jews began arriving in Andrychów in the early 19th century and became involved in the various aspects of the fabric industry. The Jews took a major part in the development of the city’s textile industry, by importing modern machinery from England and Vienna, and by expanding and improving methods for exporting goods. Andrychów's fabrics became increasingly popular in markets in Austria, Hungary, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Romania and Bulgaria.