Old Picture Postcards of former Prussian German territories in Poland

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Former German Territories in Poland

German Province: Lower Silesia

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Here is a selection of images of the former German town of Glogau in Lower Silesia, Prussia, Germany. Since 1945, Glogow, Poland.

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We hope that by making these old postcards available online that they will be of interest to anyone interested in the history of Glogau (Glogow) or researching their ancestry. 

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We have a large and ever-changing archive of old postcards and photographs of all former German locations in present-day Poland. These pictures are available for sale at reasonable prices to anyone, anywhere in the world. We can also offer these images as high-definition digital scans and/or reprints of photographs in our collection should that be of interest. The originals of these photographs and postcards date from 1898 through to 1945. If you are looking for images for your collection or publication just complete the form here and we will let you know what images we already have of your chosen location and also keep you notified if any more become available. Related Link: Buy maps of Glogau and area around it.

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The Glogau entry in the 1911 edition of Encyclopedia Britannica

GLOGAU, a fortified town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Silesia, 59 miles North-West of Breslau, on the railway to Frankfurt an der Oder. Population (1905) 23,461. It is built partly on an island and partly on the left bank of the River Oder. Among its most important buildings are the cathedral, in a Gothic style, and a castle (now used as a courthouse), in the Renaissance style, two other Roman Catholic and three Protestant churches, a new town-hall, a synagogue, a military hospital, two schools (Gymnasiun) and several libraries. Owing to its situation on a navigable river and at the junction of several railway lines, Glogau carries on an extensive trade, which is fostered by a variety of local industries, embracing machinery-building, tobacco, beer, oil, sugar and vinegar. It has also extensive lithographic works, and its wool market is celebrated. At the beginning of the 11th century Glogau, even then a populous and fortified town, was able to withstand a siege by the emperor Henry V.; but in 1157 the duke of Silesia, finding he could not hold out against Frederick Barbarossa, set it on fire. In 1252 the town, which had been raised from its ashes by Henry I., the Bearded, became the capital of a principality of Glogau, and in 1482 town and district were united to the Bohemian crown. In the course of the Thirty Years' War Glogau suffered greatly. The inhabitants, who had become Protestants soon after the Reformation, were dragooned into conformity by Wallenstein's soldiery; and the Jesuits received permission to build themselves a church and a college. Captured by the Protestants in 1632, and recovered by the Imperialists in 1633, the town was again captured by the Swedes in 1642, and continued in Protestant hands till the peace of Westphalia in 1648, when the emperor recovered it. In 1741 the Prussians took the place by storm, and during the Seven Years' War it formed an important centre of operations for the Prussian forces. After the battle of Jena (1806) it fell into the hands of the French; and was gallantly held by Laplane, against the Russian and Prussian besiegers, after the battle of Katzbach in August 1813 until the 17th of the following April.  

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Polish Name: Glogow

Polish Province: Lubuskie /Silesia






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