Ohlau / Olawa

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An old lithographic picture postcard of Olawa (former: Ohlau) in Lower Silesia, c.1899

Four more old images from our extensive picture archive of all things Polish and Poland related! Here the town of Oława, in Lower Silesia, south west Poland.

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A steam train at the small railway station (kleinbahnhof) in Olawa / Ohlau, Silesia, c.1925.

Four random facts about Oława
- Olawa (Ohlau) was once well known as a centre of tobacco-growing.
- The German explorer Hermann Eberhard was born in the town in 1852.
- Until 1945 Olawa was called Ohlau and part of Prussia, Germany.
- The population of Oława currently numbers around 32,500.

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Cars outside Daze’s Hotel in the Market Square (Rynek) in Olawa (Ohlau), Lower Silesia, c.1941.

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A bird eye view of the centre of Oława (Ohlau in Schlesien), c.1941.

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