Postcards of the Past


Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw is the capital city of Poland and is its largest city and the nation’s economic, cultural and educational hub. Situated in  Mazowieckie province, in east-central Poland, the city spans the Wisla (Vistula) River. By the end of World War II, roughly 85% of the city lay in ruins and most of the population had been killed, deported or sent to concentration camps. More than a third of Warsaw’s pre-war population was Jewish, although there are hardly any traces of this heritage remaining, as the city’s prosperous Jewish community was decimated by the end of the war. Much of Warsaw’s historic centre was painstakingly recreated in the years after World War II, in a move by the communist authorities which surprised the citizens of the city as it much as it did the West. The postcards on this website are historically important as they show buildings which either no longer exist or which were recreated after the war.

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