An old German-era lithographic postcard from Rogasen / Rogoźna, c.1899.
Rogoźno is a small town in the province of Wielkopolskie (Wielkopolska) in western Poland. It is located around 40 kilometers north north east of the city of Poznan.
A photograph of part of the Old Market Square In Rogasen / Rogoźno Wielkopolskie, c.1911.
You might not know:
- Rogoźno is probably best known for the murder of King Przemysł II of Poland, which is said to have occurred in or near the town in 1296.
- Rogoźno was called Rogasen and part of Germany prior to 1919.
- Rogoźno was occupied by Germany during the Second World War and renamed Rogasen as part of the Warthegau / Wartheland.
The railway station in Rogozna Wlkp, c.1922.
- The word Rogoźno derives from the folk name for bullrushes.
- Rogoźno is located on the River Welna, a tributary of the River Warta.
- The current population of Rogoźno is just over 11,000.
The Town Hall on Adolf Hitler Platz in Rogasen / Warthegau during the German occupation, c.1941.
A Second World War photograph of Jews gathered at a water pump in the centre of the small town of Błaszki, Poland. After the invasion of Poland by Germany, Błaszki was renamed Schwarzau and became part of the Wartheland / Warthegau.
In 1939 the population of Błaszki was just over 5700, of which almost 50% were Jews. There was a synagogue and two Jewish cemeteries. Neither the Jewish cemeteries, synagogue, or Jewish population survived the war.
Related content on Polish Poland: information on and old images of the nearby town of Sieradz.