Here are a selection of old communist-era images of the small town of Szprotawa (former Sprottau) in the southern part of the province of Lubuskie in the west of Poland.
Here are a few things you might not know about Szprotawa:
- Sprottau / Szprotawa suffered extensive damage in the fighting between the defending German army and the attacking Soviet Red Army in February 1945.
- Szprotawa was called Sprottau until becoming part of Poland in 1945.
- Szprotawa is located around 50 km from the Polish-German border.
- The population of Szprotawa is approximately 12,200.
- Szprotawa is something of a centre of light industry with garments, food, and wooden furniture, all made in the town.
- Zaganska Gate, one of two medieval gates, in Szprotawa, houses the town museum.
- The postcode for Szprotawa is 67-300.