Wartime Crossen / Krosno


An old photograph of German soldiers near the barracks in Crossen an der Oder / Krosno, c.1940.

Three archive images of wartime Crossen an der Oder / Krosno Odrzańskie during the Second World War.

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A photograph of soldiers on and around Adolf Hitler Strasse in Crossen / Krosno, c.1940.

Following on from the post-war Potsdam Conference, Crossen an der Oder, being east of the Oder-Neisse line was placed under Polish administration, and the German inhabitants of the town expelled westward and replaced with Poles. Crossen was then renamed Krosno Odrzańskie.

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Another wartime image of Crossen Oder. This time featuring the barracks and soldiers near the parade ground.

Krosno Odrzańskie is a town on the eastern bank of the River Oder / Odra, at the confluence with the Bóbr River. Krosno currently has a population of around 12,000 and is a part of the province of Lubuskie, western Poland.

Related content on Polish Poland:
- Information on and photographs of the World War One P.O.W camp in Crossen / Krosno.
- Post-war images of Krosno Odrzańskie.

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