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Znin

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A scan of a very early ‘Gruss aus’ lithographic picture postcard of Znin from 1899.

Three images from our collection of old photographs and picture postcards of the town of Znin in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship (Province).

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A scan of an old postcard of the medieval tower and town hall in Znin, Poland. This was posted in 1931.

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A photographic postcard mailed in 1969 of the Rynek (Market Square) in Znin, Poland.

Three interesting facts about Znin:

- The name Znin is spelt Żnin in Polish, which drives from the word ‘żnieja’, meaning harvest.
- Znin was renamed Dietfurt after the German invasion in 1939 and became a part of the Wartheland.
- Znin has a simply splendid narrow gauge railway and there is an equally interesting railway museum in nearby Wenecja.

Nearby locations: Biskupin (museum of archaeology); Gniezno.

Communist era Włocławek

Socialist Wloclawek

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A photograph of pre-war buildings in the centre of Wroclawek, Poland, c.1959.

Three images of Włocławek, kujawsko-pomorskie, during the communist period (1945 – 1990).

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A photograph of Plac Wolności in Włocławek, Poland, c.1959.

Three things you may not know about Wloclawek:
- The biochemist, Leon Marchlewski, was born in Włocławek in 1869.
- Wloclawek has three railway stations and is located on the Kutno – Bydgoszcz – Toruń mainline.
- The registration plates of all cars and trucks registered in Wloclawek begin with the letters CW.

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A picture of Stary Rynek in Włocławek, kujawsko-pomorskie, Poland, c.1974.

Wloclawek is located on the Vistula River in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian province of Poland.

Related content on Polish Poland: A selection of pre-war images of Wloclawek (wartime Leslau).