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Time-map Shows How Wrocław Looked Before WW2


A time-map revealing how Wrocław looked before WW2 is now available to browse online. 

Created with the help of Wrocław's Audio-visual Technology Centre, Radio Wrocław and the Willy Brandta centre, the map allows users to learn some history about multiple points throughout Wrocław. 

To see how a particular zone looked like during the Breslau era, users need only click on the red markers on the map to bring up an information box.

Each box contains photos or paintings of the corresponding landmark or area, as well as some information in Polish in both text and audio form (some of which are witness statements or an expert's opinion). A lot of the information provides a good insight into the events that occured during WW2 itself, when Soviet forces fought a fierce battle with the Nazi German army. 

You can check out the map for yourself at the following address:

A number of people involved in this project also helped create another time map –, which includes plenty of authentic newspaper articles that cover the events that unfolded as communism collapsed in Poland. 

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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