Bel. Уладава, Ukr. Влодава, Yid.וולאָדאַווע
Eyes keep looking, they want to capture everything, to resurrect everything;
everything as it used to be?
A powiat [county] town in the Lublin voivodeship, located on the western bank of river Bug, near the Belarus border. Nearby a small river Włodawka [Little Włodawa] flows into Bug. Geographically it is on the eastern edge of Garb Włodawski. The town used to be an important transportation hub. A route from Lublin to Kobryn (nowadays it's the 831 and A241 highways) and further, to Minsk, used to pass through Włodawa. There was also a railroad from Chełm to Brest which crossed a once navigable Bug there. Nowadays both these roads, car and rail, end in Włodawa. The town still remains an important transportation hub. Highway 83 from Chełm to Biała Podlaska, local road No. 816 from Dorohusk to Terespol both pass through it, and highway 831 from Lublin through Łęczna ends up here. The railroad line from Chełm comes here as well, and ends here too, however. On the opposite (eastern) bank of Bug, on Belarus there is a train station with a remaining pre-War name "Włodawa" [czynnej linii kolejowej do Brześcia].
A story by Marianna Bożek
A story by Stefania Bajuk