Three photographic postcards of Koeslin, now Koszalin, Poland.
In March 1945, Koeslin was captured by the Soviet Red Army, and following the post-war Potsdam Agreement, Koeslin became part of Poland, and its name changed to Koszalin. The German population fled or was expelled across the River Oder to post-war Germany. The city was resettled by less-advantaged Poles from Central Poland and from pre-war Eastern Poland, now Ukraine.
Koszalin (until 1945, Köslin) is the largest city of Middle Pomerania in the north-west of Poland. It is located 12 kilometres south of the Baltic Sea coast. Its current population is around 105,000.