Kattowitz / Katowice

gruss aus katowice

A lithographic ‘Gruss aus’ (Greetings from) picture postcard from Kattowitz / Katowice, c.1900. Note the bearded miner with a pick.

A sample of old images from our picture archive of Kattowitz / Katowice, Silesia, Poland. They range in date from 1900 to 1944. Kattowitz was the German name for the city, while Katowice is the Polish.

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An old picture postcard of the Rynek (Market Square) area of Kattowitz / Katowice in 1919.

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A street scene of Katowice / Katowice, c.1931. The main synagogue can be seen in the distance.

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A panaromic photographic view of building in the centre of Kattowitz / Katowice in the early 1930s.

kattowitz katowice railway

An old picture postcard of the railway station in Kattowitz / Katowice, c.1939. The station closed in the mid 1970s.

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A super image of a tram making its way along one of the main streets in Kattowitz / Katowice in 1939.

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A multiview postcard featuring five different views of Kattowitz / Katowice, Upper Silesia, c.1944.

Related content on the Polish Poland website:
- Information on and an old image of the Synagogue in Kattowitz / Katowice.
- Old photographs of Katowice during the communist period.

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