A report on Ostrava

Self-governing districts of Ostrava
Cadastral areas of Ostrava
City logo
The Church of St. Wenceslaus, one of the oldest and most important monuments of Ostrava
Marian Column (1702) at Masaryk Square
The Sophienhütte ironworks, c. 1910
Miloš Sýkora Bridge over the Ostravice River and Silesian Ostrava Town Hall
Leoš Janáček Airport Ostrava
Ostrava trams in their traditional blue and white livery at the "Nová Ves vodárna" stop
Railway station Ostrava-Svinov
The Ostravice River
Inside the Antonín Dvořák Theatre
Colours of Ostrava
Ostrava Puppet Theatre
Jirásek Square, former chicken market (kuří rynek), in Moravská Ostrava
Heyrovský Secondary Industrial School and High School
VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava
VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava – Ceremonial Hall
Vítkovice stadium

City in the north-east of the Czech Republic, and the capital of the Moravian-Silesian Region.

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A fragment from the Bogucice Parish visitation report from 1598 that mentions the name Katowice for the first time

Katowice

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Capital city of the Silesian Voivodeship in southern Poland, and the central city of the Upper Silesian metropolitan area.

Capital city of the Silesian Voivodeship in southern Poland, and the central city of the Upper Silesian metropolitan area.

A fragment from the Bogucice Parish visitation report from 1598 that mentions the name Katowice for the first time
Baildon steelworks, 19th century
Katowice in the 1930s
Parachute Tower, one of the symbols of the Polish Defense of Katowice
3 Maja Street is one of the main promenades in the city
Katowice International Conference Centre, built in 2015
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Cathedral of Christ the King, seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Katowice
The Great Synagogue in Katowice was destroyed by the German Nazis during the invasion of Poland on 4 September 1939
Plac Grunwaldzki in Koszutka under construction, 1950s
Modernist Osiedle Gwiazdy built in late 1970s and the light cubes of the New Silesian Museum
Scientific Information Center and Academic Library
KTW towers under construction, 2021
Nikiszowiec, a historic workers' housing estate
Spodek, a multipurpose arena from 1971
Galeria Katowicka shopping center
Silesia City Center – a large shopping mall in Katowice. Located over former coal mine "Gottwald"
High-rise buildings in Śródmieście, the most urbanized part of the city
A historical townhouse on the corner of Stawowa and Mickiewicz Streets
Las Murckowski
Silesian Library in Katowice
University of Silesia in Katowice – Faculty of Theology
Pesa Twist tram in Katowice
City by bike bicycles in Józefowiec district
Katowice Central Station
Spanish fans at the EuroBasket 2009 in Katowice
2012 FIVB Volleyball World League match in Katowice
Maria Goeppert Mayer
Wojciech Kilar
Kazimierz Kutz

This metropolitan area extends into the neighboring Czechia, where the other centre is the city of Ostrava.

Radvanice town hall

Radvanice (Ostrava)

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Radvanice town hall

Radvanice (Radwanice, Radwanitz) is a part of the city of Ostrava, Moravian-Silesian Region in the Czech Republic.

Šenov Street with Nová huť steel mill in the background

Bartovice

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Šenov Street with Nová huť steel mill in the background

Bartovice (Bartowice, Bartelsdorf) is a part of the city of Ostrava, Moravian-Silesian Region in the Czech Republic.

Train station in Svinov

Svinov

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Train station in Svinov
Flag of Svinov

Svinov (Schönbrunn) is a former town, and since 20 March 1957 an administrative district of the city of Ostrava, Moravian-Silesian Region in the Czech Republic.

Michal Coal Mine

Michálkovice

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Michal Coal Mine

Michálkovice (Michałkowice, Michalkowitz) is an administrative district of the city of Ostrava, Moravian-Silesian Region in the Czech Republic.

Leo Express

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Open-access train operator in the Czech Republic, established in 2010.

Open-access train operator in the Czech Republic, established in 2010.

Connection map. Leo Express long-distance trains shown in black
alt=|thumb|Stadler Flirt in Leo Express livery
thumb|Brand-new CRRC 'Sirius' EMU for Leo Express at Velim
alt=|thumb|Interior of the first class
alt=|thumb|Leo Express bus

It launched inter-city services in November 2012 on the Prague–Ostrava route, on which Czech Railways (state owned train operator) and RegioJet (open-access train operator) were already running trains.

VSB – Technical University of Ostrava

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Celebrations of the 70s of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Auditorium
Courtyard
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Civil Engineering

VSB – Technical University of Ostrava (abbreviated VSB–TUO; Vysoká škola báňská – Technická univerzita Ostrava) is a university in Ostrava in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic.

Boulevard in Poruba

Poruba (Ostrava)

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Boulevard in Poruba
Poruba in the evening

Poruba is an administrative district of the city of Ostrava, Moravian-Silesian Region in the Czech Republic.

Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary Church

Přívoz

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Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary Church

Přívoz (Prziwos, briefly till 1920 and 1939-1945 also Oderfurt) is a part of the city of Ostrava, Moravian-Silesian Region in the Czech Republic.

Adolf Hitler at Prague Castle

Occupation of Czechoslovakia (1938–1945)

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The military occupation of Czechoslovakia by Nazi Germany began with the German annexation of the Sudetenland in 1938, continued with the creation of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, and by the end of 1944 extended to all parts of Czechoslovakia.

The military occupation of Czechoslovakia by Nazi Germany began with the German annexation of the Sudetenland in 1938, continued with the creation of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, and by the end of 1944 extended to all parts of Czechoslovakia.

Adolf Hitler at Prague Castle
From left to right: Chamberlain, Daladier, Hitler, Mussolini, and Ciano pictured before signing the Munich Agreement, which gave the Sudetenland to Germany
Edvard Beneš, the second President of Czechoslovakia and leader of the Czechoslovak government-in-exile.
Ethnic Germans in Saaz, Sudetenland, greet German soldiers with the Nazi salute, 1938
The partition of Czechoslovakia. First Vienna Award in red.
Hácha, Hitler and Göring meeting in Berlin, 14/15 March 1939
First German poster in Prague, 15 March 1939. English translation: "Notice to the population. By order of the Führer and Supreme Commander of the German Wehrmacht. I have taken over, as of today, the executive power in the Province of Bohemia. Headquarters, Prague, 15 March 1939. Commander, 3rd Army, Blaskowitz, General of infantry." The Czech translation includes numerous grammatical errors (possibly intentionally, as a form of disdain).
Viktor Pick's 1939 visa used to escape Prague on the last train out on 15 March. Later, he arrived safely in British Palestine.
First issue of a Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia 1 koruna note (1939). An unissued series of 1938 Republic of Czechoslovakia notes were marked with an identifying oval stamp on the front left side until regular issue could be circulated.
The relatives of Czech paratroopers Jan Kubiš and Josef Valčík and their fellows in total 254 people were executed en masse on 24 October 1942 in Mauthausen concentration camp.
The names of executed Czechs, 21 October 1944
Reward poster for Josef Valčík, one of the assassins of Reinhard Heydrich.
Residents of Prague greet the Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Konev.
Demarcation line between the Soviet and American armies, May 1945
Sudeten Germans are forced to walk past the bodies of 30 Jewish women starved to death by German SS troops

Intent on obstructing conciliation, however, the SdP held demonstrations that provoked the police in Ostrava on 7 September.