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Rogasen / Rogoźno

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Town Hall on Adolf Hitler Platz in Rogasen / Warthegau during the German occupation, c.1941.


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A very early lithographic picture postcard of Krotoszyn (Krotoschin) posted in 1898.

Images through time of Krotoszyn in the province of Wielkopolskie in Poland.

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The Rynek (Market Square) area of Krotoszyn, c.1907.

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A photograph of the main square in Krotoszyn, Wielkopolska, c.1933.

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an elevated view of the central square and town hall in Krotoszyn, c.1960.

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The PKO bank in Rynek, Krotoszyn, Wielkopolskie, c.1973.

Some things you might not know about Krotoszyn.

- The German name for Krotoszyn is Krotoschin.
- The number of people of currently living in Krotoszyn is just under 30,000.
- Krotoszyn has its own railway station with trains to towns and cities such as Tuplice, Głogów, Leszno, Ostrow Wielkopolski, Kalisz, and Lodz; and another line to Oleśnica, Jarocin, Gniezno and Chojnice.
- The largest employer in Krotoszyn is Mahle a factory which produces components for internal combustion engines.

Ostrów Wielkopolski

Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa Images of Ostrów Wielkopolski

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An aerial picture view of the centre of Ostrów Wielkopolski, c.1965.

A selection of PRL (Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa) images from our picture archive of the town of Ostrów Wielkopolski, central west Poland.

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A photograph of the Rynek area of Ostrów Wielkopolski, Greater Poland, c.1974.

PRL = Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa = People’s Republic of Poland = Communist Poland

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Another PRL-era photograph of part of Rynek (Market), Ostrów Wielkopolski, c.1974.

Four things you might not know about Ostrów Wlkp:
- Prior to 1918 and the re-establishment of Poland, Ostrów was called Ostrowo, and part of Germany.
- The First World War German fighter pilot, Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the ‘Red Baron’, was born in Ostrowo / Ostrów.
- Ostrów Wielkopolski has its own motorcycle speedway club.
- The current population of Ostrów is just over 71,000.