Ozorków

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The Protestant / Evangelist Church in Ozorkow, in around 1910. The church itself was built in 1842.

This week’s featured town in Poland is the small town of Ozorków in the Lodz province of central Poland.

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Schlösser’s manor House (Palac) in Ozorkow / Osorkow, c.1914.

Random information connected with Ozorków:
- Ozorkow was once an important centre for textiles. Factories spinning wool and cotton were established in the town by the Schlösser family as early as the 1820s.
- Ozorków was a fairly cosmopolitan town until the Second World War with a mix of people of Polish, Jewish and German heritage living in the town.
- During the German occupation Ozorków was renamed Brunnstadt and became part of the German Warthegau (Wartheland).
- Around 6,000 of Ozorkow’s Jews were exterminated by the Nazis.

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People cleaning outside the railway station in Ozorkow, near Lodz, c.1939.

Other trivia about Ozorkow:
= The world-class chess player Samuel Reshevsky (Rzeszewski) was born in Ozorków in 1911.
- Ozorków is located approximately 20 km north of Lodz and 28 kms east of Poddębice.
- Ozorkow has the longest tram line in Poland. It connects the town with Lodz. It is the second longest tram system in the world!
- Ozorków has a current population of around 19,000.

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The central square area and church in Ozorkow, Poland, c.1969.

Related content on Polish Poland:
- The nearby towns of Poddębice and Turek.
- Archive images and information on Lodz.

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