Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa Images of Ostrów Wielkopolski
A selection of PRL (Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa) images from our picture archive of the town of Ostrów Wielkopolski, central west Poland.
PRL = Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa = People’s Republic of Poland = Communist Poland
Four things you might not know about Ostrów Wlkp:
- Prior to 1918 and the re-establishment of Poland, Ostrów was called Ostrowo, and part of Germany.
- The First World War German fighter pilot, Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the ‘Red Baron’, was born in Ostrowo / Ostrów.
- Ostrów Wielkopolski has its own motorcycle speedway club.
- The current population of Ostrów is just over 71,000.