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.
Fact 1 – In the 1932 elections the Nazis received 44% of Breslau’s vote. The third-highest percentage in Germany.
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.
See also our old photographs of the railway station in Breslau.
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.