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Oels / Oleśnica

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Matejki Jana (Marienstrasse) in Oleśnica (Oels), c.1939.

Four old images of the town of Oleśnica (former: Oels) in Lower Silesia (Niederschlesien) in the southwest of Poland. All photographs were taken between 1939 and 1945 when Olesnica was called Oels and part of Germany.

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An archive photograph of Ulica 3 Maja in Olesnica (Oels) in what was Schesien, sometime in late 1939.

Five things you may like to know about Olesnica
- Oleśnica is approximately 29 kms northeast of Wroclaw (Breslau).
- The German composer Carl Heinrich Zöllner was born in Olesnica.
- Oleśnica is famous for its 16th century Renaissance castle.
- Olesnica currently has a population of just under 40,000.
- The German and Prussian Crown Prince Wilhelm had a castle in Olesnica. And over 10,000 hectares of workable land south of the town.

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The central market square area of Olesnica (Oels) as it looked in early 1940.

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Cars parked outside Bahnhofshotel on Reja Mikołaja in Olesnica (Oels), c.1941.

See also:

- Information and archive photographs of the nearby villages of Bystre, Kątna, Krzeczyn, Ligota Male, Ligota Wielkie, Oleśniczka, Smolna, and Solniki Wielkie.
- Old images of the nearby towns of Oława and Trzebnica.

Syców / Wartenberg

Syców Gross wartenburg

The town hall and church in the centre of Syców (German: Gross Wartenburg), c.1939.

Syców (former: Wartenberg / Gross Wartenburg) is a town in Lower Silesia, south-west Poland.

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A photograph of the castle and information in German on Sycow (Gross Wartenburg), c.1940.

Three things you may not know about Syców:

- Syców was known as both Gross Wartenberg and Polnisch Wartenberg prior to 1945.
- At the end of the war, the town hall and the castle were looted and set on fire. Both buildings were demolished in the early 1950s and replaced by a car park and square.
- At the last census the population of Sycow numbered just over 10,000.

Syców Wartenberg

The railway station in Syców (German name Gross Wartenberg), c.1941. The line to Bukowa Śląska (Buchelsdorf) closed in 1989.

Where is Sycow?

Syców is around 27 kilometres north-east of Oleśnica, 29 kilometres north of Namysłów, and 47 kilometres north-east of the regional capital Wrocław.

Old Map of Ligota Mała

Part of an old pre-war German map (karte) of Ligota Mała (Klein Ellguth), near Olesnica (Oles), Lower Silesia in southwest Poland. Scale 1: 100 000.

Ligota Mała / Klein Ellguth map karte

Click to enlarge this map of Ligota Mała / Klein Ellguth.

Related content on Polish Poland:

- Archive images and historical information on Ligota Mała (former: Klein Ellguth) and the nearby town of Olesnica (Oels).

Solniki Wielkie / Gross Zoellnig

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Four photographs of Solniki Wielkie (Gross Zoellnig), near Olesnica (Oels), c.1909.

Solniki Wielkie (former: Gross Zoellnig) is a village near Oleśnica (Oels) in Lower Silesia (Niederschlessien), south-western Poland.

Solniki Wielkie German: Gross Zoellnig Oleśnica (Oels)

A third reich era postcard from Solniki Wielkie (German: Gross Zoellnig) near Oleśnica (Oels), c.1937.

Related content on Polish Poland:

- Historical information and archive images of the nearby villages of Ligota Mała (Klein Ellguth), Ligota Wielkie (Gross Ellguth), Smolna (Schmollen), and the town of Oleśnica (Oels).

Oleśniczka / Klein Oels

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An early 20th century picture postcard of Oleśniczka (German: Klein Oels). Posted in 1909 to Wroclaw (Breslau).

Oleśniczka (former: Klein Oels) is a village in the Olesnica (Oels) district of Lower Silesia.

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A birds eye view of Oleśniczka as seen from the church tower, c.1909.

Related webpages on Polish Poland

- Archive photos and information on the nearby villages of Bystre (Ludwigsdorf), Kątna (Suesswinkel), Krzeczyn (Kritschen), Ligota Wielka (Groß Ellguth / Gross Ellguth), Smolna (Schmollen), and Solniki Wielkie (Gross Zoellnig).

Bystre / Ludwigsdorf

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An old picure postcard featuring four different photos of Bystre (German name: Ludwigsdorf), Lower Silesia, c.1909.

Bystre (former: Ludwigsdorf) is a village just south of the town of the Oleśnica (Oels) in Lower Silesia (Niederschlesien / Dolny Śląsk), south west Poland.

Two more pictures of Bystre (Ludwigsdorf) in the Olesnica (Oels) district of Lower Silesia, c.1909.

Two more pictures of Bystre (Ludwigsdorf) in the Olesnica (Oels) district of Lower Silesia, c.1909.

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Another old postcard of Bystre (German: Ludwigsdorf) near Olesnica (Oels), c.1929.

Bystre is located approximately 3 kilometres (1.8 miles) south of Oleśnica and 23 kilometres (14 miles) east of the regional capital Wrocław.

Krzeczyn / Kritschen

Krzeczyn (Kritschen) Olesnica (Oels)

An old picture postcard of Krzeczyn (German name: Kritschen) near Olesnica (Oels), c.1925.

Krzeczyn (former: Kritschen) is a village in the Olesnica (Oels) district of Lower Silesia (Niederschlesien), southwest Poland.

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Part of a German pre-war map showing the village of Krzeczyn / Kritschen and nearby Ligota Mała / Klein Ellguth.

Related content on Polish Poland:

- Archive images of and information on nearby Kątna, Ligota Male, and Oleśniczka.

Crown Prince Wilhelm

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Crown Prince Wilhelm on an Olesnica (Oels) postcard posted in 1902 to an address in Koenigswalde (Lubniewice).

The German Crown Prince Wilhelm (Friedrich Wilhelm Victor August Ernst, 6 May 1882 – 20 July 1951) was the eldest child of the last German Kaiser (Emperor) Wilhelm II and his wife Empress Augusta Victoria, and the last Crown Prince of the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia, and House of Hohenzollern.

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The Crown Prince (Kronprinz) Wilhelm and his wife Cecilie outside their castle in Olesnica (Oels) in Lower Silesia, c.1930.

Wilhelm spent much of his life living in his castle in Olesnica (Oels) and hunting from his summer residence in the nearby village of Ligota Male (Klein Ellguth).

Crown Prince Wilhelm meeting Adolf Hitler in Breslau (Wroclaw) in 1933.