Żagań during the Communist Period

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The Rynek / Market Square area of Zagan, Poland, 1966.

A sample of the many images we have of Żagań in Lubuskie, western Poland. All were taken during the Communist period, which ended in 1989.

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Plac Słowiański in Żagań in the west of Poland, 1971.

Zagan (former Sagan) was the location for the Prisoner of War camp established by Nazi Germany made famous by the 1960s movie The Great Escape starring Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough and James Garner.

See also: old images of pre-war Zagan / Sagan.