A selection of images from our achive of Königsberg / Chojna through time.
Some things you may not know about Chojna:
- Prior to 1945 Chojna was called Koenigsberg and part of the German province of Neumark.
- A branch of the Ravensbruck concentration camp was located in the town.
- The major of Koenigsberg NM was hanged by the S.S for evacuating the population across the River Oder to Schwedt, prior to the arrival of Russian / Soviet troops.
- Most of the centre of Chojna was destroyed by the Soviet Red Army after they entered the town in February 1945.
- Chojna is now part of the province of Zachodniopomorskie (Western Pomerania).
- There was a Soviet Army garrison in the town until 1990.
- Two gates and around half of the late 13th century town walls still survive.
- One of the largest and possibly oldest London Plane trees in the whole of Poland grows in Chojna.
- Chojna is located approximately 73 kilometres (45 miles) north-west of the city of Gorzów.
- The current population of Chojna is just over 7,200.
An interactive map of the Chojna area of Western Pomerania, Poland.
Related content on Polish Poland:
- Information on and old images of the nearby town of Fürstenfelde / Boleszkowice.