Breslau was the German name of Wroclaw, a city in southwestern Poland, Lower Silesia. Since the beginning Wroclaw was multicultural town, where Poles, Germans, Czechs, Jews and many more nations lived together - sometimes peacefully, sometimes not. Throughout history Wroclaw was Polish, German, Czech and Austrian. The influences of all cultures are still visible. The 20th century and especially the events of both World Wars left strong marks in the spirit of this city.