Abandoned Owińska Mental Hospital is a decaying historical landmark. History has impacted this village. Furthermore, over 1,100 patients were murdered from here in 1939.
Certainly, the second World War was fraught with unspeakable acts. Ominous and dark halls are now what remains, a reminder of the past.
28 mass graves were dug for the bodies. Later, gassing at the Fort VII; (Konzentrationslager Posen) death camp run by Nazi Germany became the fate of the remaining patients from Owińska Mental Hospital. 78 children were among this group. Aktion was the name for the second stage, which was removing the remaining patients to the camp.
Hospital staff is said to have not known what was happening. Afterwards the mental hospital was turned into barracks for SS soldiers.
The building itself dates back further, having been built in 1839.
In 1944, part of the buildings were destroyed as an effect of the War. The hospital never reopened.
Doors with an ornate design can be seen above. It is unclear how old the doors are.
Also, photos courtesy of Zuzanna Kazmierczak from a previous article.
Columns in a room with large windows. Textures floors and high ceilings.
Some more recent ish reports of this place in say that the basements were completely flooded in pools. Others state some sort of renovations from owner. It does seem that in more recent years extra windows have been boarded up, as a result.
The walls are sloughing away. Peeling back bit by bit. Possibly from layers of paint or due to exposure from weather. Many windows have just been boarded up through time. Also, the hospital has been utterly abandoned for over 20 years.
In the late 2000s eary 2010s these buildings were purchased.
Abandoned Owińska Mental Hospital
Finally, where is this hospital located? You can find it with these coordinates in Poznań County. 52.511760, 16.980542
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