Tag Archives: Lublin


Karolówka in 1910

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Three images of the village of Karolówka as it looked on a market day in the summer of 1910.

Karolówka / Karolowka

Karolówka is a small village near Frampol / Biłgoraj in the Lublin Provice (Voivodeship) of eastern Poland. It is approximately 7 kilometres south-east of Frampol, 10 kilometres north of Biłgoraj, and 70 kilometres south of the regional capital Lublin. The current population of Karolowka is just over 200.

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Related: old images of the nearby town of Frampol.

A Jew in Lublin

A photograph of a male Jew in Lublin

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A scan of an original photograph taken by a German official in occupied Lublin, Poland, in early 1943.

Today’s random image from our picture archive – A Jew wearing an armband in Lublin in 1943.

At the start of World War Two, more than 40,000 or one-third of the population of Lublin were Jewish. Less than 300 survived the holocaust.

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A photograph of a flower seller on the street in Lublin, Poland. c.1940.

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A photograph of shops, churches and streets in the centre of Lublin, Poland, c.1940.

Related content: images of Lublin during the Communist period.

Franco Polonaise Alliance

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A super rare image of a meeting of the French-Polish Alliance in Lublin during world war One.

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The meeting of the Franco Polonaise Alliance in Lublin during the First World War.

Three original photographs from our picture archive of Franco-Polonaise (France-Poland) Alliance meetings in Lublin, Poland, during the First World War.

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A photo of a French-Polish Alliance meeting in Lublin in 1915.


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An early photograph of infantry soldiers gathered in Frampol at the start of the First World War.

A selection of old images of Frampol in Biłgoraj County near Lublin in south-east Poland.

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A photograph of the centre of Frampol taken after the German bombardment of the town in September 1939.


The bookshop and church in Frampol, near Lublin, Poland, c.1971.

A couple things you might not know about Frampol:
- 90% of Frampol was destroyed in a raid carried out by the German Luftwaffe on September 13th 1939.
- Frampol, or a fictionalized version, is the setting of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s book Gimpel the Fool.
- With a population of just 1,400 Frampol is one of the smallest towns in Poland.

Socialist era Lublin

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Lublin in the Communist Period

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Three picture postcard images of Socialist-era Lublin in Poland.

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Three facts about Lublin in Poland:

- The Majdanek concentration camp was established by the Germans just outside Lublin.
- Honker trucks are produced at a factory in Lublin.
- The city of Lublin has a population of almost 350,000 and is the ninth largest city in Poland.