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In August 1944 Adolf Hitler declared the city of Breslau
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War damages from the Siege of Breslau; May 6, 1945
In August 1944, Adolf Hitler declared the city of Breslau to be a fortress Festung
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Arrest of 200 Nationalsocialists in Jäschkowitz, 15km to the south of Breslau, 1930
Air-raid shelter, ul. Słowiańska
Breslau's City Towers in 1736
Richard Deus met Church President Heber J. Grant (left) in Breslau in 1938. Brother Deus was the only full-time male missionary in the East German Mission ...
Bunker near Partisan Hill, used as Nazi headquarters during the Siege; credit: A. Webber
Air-raid shelter at ul. Ładna.
On August 24th 1944, Adolf Hitler declared the city of Breslau ('Wrocław'
Königsberg Castle before World War I
Aerial view of pre-war Breslau, 1920
The Battle of Breslau, also known as the Siege of Breslau, was a three month long siege of the city of Breslau in Lower Silesia, Germany (now Wroclaw, ...
Soviet war memorial; Soviet cemetery, Wrocław. On August 24th 1944, Adolf Hitler declared the city of Breslau ...
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Breslau South Branch members in 1944 (R. Nolte)
1910 postcard showing the Town Hall in Wroclaw
Breslau, Schlesien, Preussen 20 Aug 1904, Emillie Anna M. Siegmund; 2 children; d. Breslau 10 Jan 1940 (Sonntagsstern, No. 26, 28 Jul 1940 n.p.; IGI)
MARKET SQUARE IN KRAKÓW -5- Wroclaw to Kraków September 19: Tour the city
In February, he was released from Breslau, picked up his wife at his parents' home, and found passage on a train heading west to Dresden.
Soviet Cemetery on Skowronia Góra; credit: A. Webber
Wrocław historic City Hall built in a typical 14th century Brick Gothic
Announcement of the Socialist provicional government, Breslau 12 November 1918
Renaissance, Reformation and Counter-Reformation[edit]
Georg Janitschke wrote this card to his parents in 1946 from a POW camp in Russia. His greatest desire was to be reunited with his family.
Lack of homes in 1919 Germany: In this home, with only one room and a kitchen, lived 11 people
Villa Colonia at Rapacki Street 14 (former Kaiser-Friedrich-Strasse), where the instrument of surrender of the Breslau garrison was written
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Town Hall, 1900
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He recalled that one hundred or more persons attended on a typical Sunday. The percentage of attendance was calculated based on a branch population of 250.
Church of the years 1241–42 in the oldest District of Ostrów Tumski
Heinz Koschnike recalled that the members, who were once surprised at the blessing pronounced on these rooms by President Heber J. Grant in 1938, ...
Town square and St. Elisabeth's Church
Germans leaving Silesia for Allied-occupied Germany in 1945. Courtesy of the German Federal Archives (Deutsches Bundesarchiv).
See also
Radisson Blu Kraków (B, L, D)
Duchy of Prussia[edit]
MAN Lion's City bus
Centennial Hall in Wrocław and Zoo Wrocław 1.jpg
Kozanów tower blocks
Festung Breslau - Twierdza Wrocław, the name comes from the last months of WW2. In August 1944, Adolf Hitler declared the city of Breslau to be a fortress ...
Petersdorff Department Store designed by Erich Mendelsohn
German refugees and soldiers near Braunsberg (Braniewo) East Prussia, February 1945
German snipers at Kubschutz near the German town of Bautzen. April 25, 1945. German snipers of the 1st Parachute tanks First Division "Hermann Göring" in ...
Wohnungs-und Werkraumausstellung (WuWa), building designed by Hans Scharoun, today Park Hotel
Erich von Manstein
Potsdam Conference: Joseph Stalin (left), Harry Truman (center), Winston Churchill (right). In July 1945 ...
On-site amenities include a sophisticated restaurant, and an indoor pool with a hot tub, plus a sauna, a spa, and a gym.
Sky Tower is the tallest building in Poland, which offers office, commercial, residential and recreational space
Church of St. Martin became one of the focal points of social life of the Polish population in the interwar period
Refugee trek, in Danzig and the surrounding area, February 1945
Entertainment[edit]
Richard Deus was killed in Italy two weeks before the war ended (M. Deus)
Poland, Bohemia and Piast duchy[edit]
Searchlights in the night sky during an air-raid practice on Gibraltar, 20 November 1942
Richard Sowada was the popular choir director in the Breslau South Branch. (M. Sowada)
Hotel Mikolajki
Centennial Hall
Wrocław City Bike. "
German street posters in Danzig as the Red Army approaches, warning soldiers that escaping with civilians will be treated as desertion.
The soldiers of a Soviet assault battalion in combat in the ruins of the tram depot in Breslau. March 1945
Pre-Potsdam "wild" expulsions (May – July 1945)[edit]
"Polinka" – Gondola lift over the Oder
Cover from Breslau to Stettin franked with Prussia stamp
An early 20th century photo of Breslau (Wrocław), a city that was German until after the Second World War. Source: Neue Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin ...
Breslau Berlin transit postmark 1867
The Rise and Fall of Hitler's Germany
Königsberg
Nazi official Arthur Greiser welcoming millionth German colonist in occupied Poland - March 1944.
Commemorative plate honouring bombing of the main railway station in 1943 by Polish resistance in the city, placed in 1995
Left to right: Town Hall • Market Square • New Town Hall • Ostrów Tumski • Multimedia Fountain and Centennial Hall • One of 315 Wrocław's dwarfs ...
US soldiers view the corpses of prisoners which lie strewn along the road in the newly liberated Ohrdruf concentration camp
After the fall of communism[edit]
People gathered in Whitehall to hear Winston Churchill's victory speech, 8 May 1945
Sprengkommando is preparing to blow up the Royal Castle, 8th September 1944
Catholic bishops in Nazi Germany
The front page of The Montreal Daily Star announcing the German surrender.
Hotel Bristol
Prussia and Germany
Allied decisions: Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam conferences[edit]
Refugees from East Prussia, 1945
The Memorial to Polish Soldiers and German Anti-Fascists 1939–1945 in Berlin.
Sky Tower - the tallest building in Poland, residential complex, office and commercial space and recreation
Issued by Polish authorities on 14 July 1945, 6 a.m., to be executed until 10 a.m.
Refugees, Upper Silesia, January 1945
The visual and performing arts[edit]
Brandenburg-Prussia[edit]
Prussian Homage: Albert of Brandenburg and his brothers receive the Duchy of Prussia as a fief from Polish King Sigismund I the Old, 1525.
Russian soldiers listen to one of them playing the piano. Breslau. March 1945.
August von Mackensen