Breslau / Wrocław

Wroclaw / Breslau Through Time

Our digital archive of all things Poland contains several hundred old photographs and postcards of the city of Breslau, since 1945, Wrocław, Lower Silesia, Poland. Here are just three images to illustrate some of what we have available. Use the search box or links on this page to view more of Old Wroclaw and indeed the whole of present day Poland.

Breslau Wroclaw

An early picture postcard showing the various sporting activities taking place in Bresla, c.1903.

Fact 1 – In the 1932 elections the Nazis received 44% of Breslau’s vote. The third-highest percentage in Germany.

Breslau Wroclaw 1913

A wonderfully patriotic (from a German point-of-view) picture postcard of Breslau. Produced in 1913.

Fact 2 – Breslau was the largest German city east of Berlin before World War Two.

Fact 3 – Breslau finally surrendered to the Soviet Red Army on 6th May 1945, only two days before the end of the war in Europe.

Breslau Wroclaw Nazi rally

An original photograph in our private picture archive of a Nazi Rally in Breslau in 1937.

See also our old photographs of the railway station in Breslau.

Wroclaw today

Wrocław (Breslau) is situated on the Oder river (Odra) in Silesia and with a population of more than 632,000, the fourth largest city in Poland.

More old images of Wroclaw (former: Breslau):
- Breslau / Wroclaw 1898 – 1905.
- Breslau / Wroclaw 1906 – 1914.
- Breslau / Wroclaw 1914 – 1918.
- Wroclaw / Breslau 1918-1933.
- Wroclaw / Breslau 1933 – 1939.
- Wroclaw / Breslau 1939 – 1945.
- Wrocław in the 1960s.
- Communist era Wrocław.

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