Three old images of the border town of Kostrzyn nad Odrą during the communist regime.
Some things you might not know about Kostrzyn:
- Until 1945 Kostzyn was called Kuestrin and part of Brandenburg, Germany. It is now located in Lubuskie, Poland.
- Kuestrin / Kostrzyn was almost entirely destroyed in the fierce fighting that took place in and around the town.
- Kostrzyn has a population of around 18,000.
- Kostrzyn is the centre of a ‘Special Economic Zone’, which has meant that since the 1990s a number of industries have been established in the town. These companies produce things like: pulp and paper, foodstuffs, machinery, meat, textile, construction, automotive, plastics, wood products, textile, electrical appliances, and playground equipment.
- the largest employer in Kostrzyn is a Swedish-owned paper mill called Arctic Paper.
- ‘Woodstock‘, one of the biggest rock music festivals in Europe takes place in Kostrzyn!
Related: old picture postcards of pre-war Kuestrin / Kostrzyn.