Vintage: Traffic control in occupied Poland (1940-1941)

Vintage: Traffic control in occupied Poland (1940-1941)


Under the terms of two decrees by Hitler (8 October and 12 October 1939), large areas of western Poland were annexed to Germany. These included all the territories which Germany had lost under the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, such as the Polish Corridor, West Prussia and Upper Silesia, but also a large area of indisputably Polish territory east of these territories, including the city of Łódź. Some Polish institutions, including the police, were preserved in the General Government. Political activity was prohibited and only basic Polish education was allowed.

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German police officer at work. 1940

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Intersection of Nowy Świat and Książęca streets. 1940

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Intersection of Szczepańska and Sławkowska streets in Krakow, 1941

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Intersection of Szczepańska and Sławkowska streets in Krakow. 1941

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Polish police officer while directing traffic at the intersection in Radom. 1941

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Polish police officer while directing traffic in Krakow. 1941

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Polish police officer while directing traffic in Krakow. Visible Sławkowska street. 1941

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Polish policeman directing traffic in Krakow. 1941

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Polish policeman directs traffic at the intersection of Nowy Świat and Książęca streets. 1940

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Sławkowska street, Krakow. 1941

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St. Mary’s Church (Kościół Mariacki) in the background, Krakow. 1941


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