Last modified: 2002-02-07 by jarig bakker
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Szprotawa: formerly in the Zielona Góra region (now Lubuskian), a city
since around 1251, a vassal of the Czech kingdom since 1331 and part of
Austria since 1526, annexed by Prussia in 1742. In Poland since WW2. ca.
Gwidon S. Naskrent, 6 Sept 2000
Żagań - Municipal Commune - area 39.98 km2 - is located in Żagań county
in the south-western part of Poland. German name: Sagan. Legends
have it that Żagań was founded in the year 700 by Princes Żaganna from
the family of Krokus, Wanda's daughter. During World War II there was POW
camp Stalag VIII C, Stalag Luft 3. In March 24/25, 1994 was the
famous escape of airmen from POW camp Luft 3. Population (2000) 28.140.
Jarig Bakker, 4 Sept 2000