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WROCLAW, POLAND, EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2016 WROCŁAW, EUROPEJSKA STOLICA KULTURY "Wroclaw
is a very big city on the Odra river, with splendidly decorated public
and private buildings." Enea Silvio Bartolomeo Piccolomini, Pope Pius
II (1458 -1464)
Panna Olimpia, lat 20. Silesian Maiden Olympia, age 20. "History is
written by the winners". As I Please / 1, George Orwell, Tribune, 4 February 1944. Watch out for this!
former Augustinian cloister, Wroclaw, Poland, a
visible sign of German barbarian totalitarianism. Ein sichtbares Zeichen
der deutschen barbarischen Totalitarismus. Widomy znak niemieckiego
After the mid-18th century conquer of Silesia, in the 19th century hundreds of
thousands of priceless original manuscripts, books and documents were robbed from Catholic
monasteries of Silesia and brought here by order of Prussian rulers to become in the mid-20th century a "shield" for
the Headquaters of the German Stronghold 'Festung Breslau' located in the basement
building in the last days of Prussian occupation of Wroclaw and all
Silesia. Most of the cultural treasures of Europe stored in the University Library in Breslau parished