Information on and a selection of images of the town of Choszczno in the west of Poland.
Some things you may not know about Choszczno:
- Choszczno was called Arnswalde until 1945 and part of Germany.
- A prisoner of war camp was established in the town during the war. It was called Oflag II B Arnswalde.
- More than 80% of the town was destroyed in the fighting and arson that followed its capture by the Soviet Red Army in February 1945.
More about Choszczno:
- Choszczno has a station on the main railway line between Poznan and Szczecin.
- The present-day population of Choszczno numbers around 15,000.
- The nearest large city to Choszczno is Gorzow Wielkopolski, about 60 kilometres (40 miles) south.
An interactive map of the Choszczno area of Zachodniopomorskie, Poland.
Related: More archive images of Arnswalde / Choszczno.