Reshaping historical cities after 1945


Kołobrzeg, a popular seaside resort in Poland: streetscene taken in the historical core of the town. After 1945 siege of Kołobrzeg, almost all buildings in the prewar downtown were torn down, with some isolated “historical monuments” preserved only. How Polish socialist state of 1944-1989 engaged space of recently taken German cities to create narratives for the present? Before modernist layout of the new Kolobrzeg downtown from the 1970s and the “retro old town” from the 1980s and 1990s many interesting social changes have occured. On “retro reconstructions” in the western provinces see media: “stare miasto w stylu”

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