Katowice (German Kattowitz) is a city in Silesia in the south of Poland and is the main city of the Upper Silesian Industrial Region. After World War 1 the League of Nations decided that, even though the large majority of its inhabitants voted to remain in Germany, nevertheless the city should become part of Poland. Katowice was occupied by the Nazis during World War 2. After the war Poland became part of the Soviet Empire and Katowice was, for a short time, renamed Stalinogrod. The name didn't stick and soon reverted to Katowice. Many of our postcards reflect the German nature of the area - names now in Polish were originally in German.

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