Choszczno, Polska

Canoes and people on the lake and promenade in Choszczno, Poland, c.1967.

Information on and a selection of images of the town of Choszczno in the west of Poland.

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Swimmers and kayakers at the lake in Choszczno, Poland, c.1974.

Some things you may not know about Choszczno:
- Choszczno was called Arnswalde until 1945 and part of Germany.
- A prisoner of war camp was established in the town during the war. It was called Oflag II B Arnswalde.
- More than 80% of the town was destroyed in the fighting and arson that followed its capture by the Soviet Red Army in February 1945.

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Shops on ulica Wolnosci in Choszczno, Poland, c.1974.

More about Choszczno:
- Choszczno has a station on the main railway line between Poznan and Szczecin.
- The present-day population of Choszczno numbers around 15,000.
- The nearest large city to Choszczno is Gorzow Wielkopolski, about 60 kilometres (40 miles) south.

An interactive map of the Choszczno area of Zachodniopomorskie, Poland.

Related: More archive images of Arnswalde / Choszczno.

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