In 1914 World War I started
and the economic situation worsened.
Young men were recruited.
and In the fall of 1915 the front-line
drew near to TAL.
Russian Cossacks and local Ukrainian gangs
attacked the Jewish residents.
the area was conquered then by the Austrians.
a typhus epidemic broke out in Trochenbrod
and many of the Jews did not survive.
Jewish men young and old
were taken for forced labour.
later on the Austrians retreated
and the Russians returned.
by then most of the Jews in Lozisht
had left the community
many of them even went overseas.
At the end of World War I
TAL became part
of independent Poland.