Breslau was the capital of Silesia, which for over a millennium experienced multiple influences and has been—as a whole or in parts—under Bohemian (Austrian Habsburgian), Czechoslovakian, German, Moravian, Polish and Prussian rule . Notice that this is an alphabetical and not a chronological order. Breslau also had a large and diverse Jewish community . Today, Wrocław is the capital of the province (voivodeship) of Lower Silesia. Visitors come for sight-seeing from around the world [4,5]. The way foreigners and tourists experience Wrocław may still depend on their background and biography. For some it (still) is a haunted place and ghost town : spooky it may be, but it is not a deserted ghost town. Wrocław is a thriving city that has plenty to offer.
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References and more to explore
 Wikipedia: List of city name changes [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_city_name_changes].
 Trilingual History of Silesia:
- Śląsk: rys historyczny [http://www.tskn.vdg.pl/pl/slask-rys-historyczny];
- Schlesien: Keine kurze Geschichte [www.tskn.vdg.pl/de/schlesien-keine-kurze-geschichte];
- Silesia: not a short history [http://www.tskn.vdg.pl/en/silesia-not-a-short-history].
 Breslau (Wrocław) - Geschichte und Sehenswürdigkeiten [www.polish-online.com/polen/staedte/breslau.php].
 Alex Webber: Wrocław, Poland's ghost town. The Guardian, October 30, 2009 [www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2009/oct/31/wroclaw-poland-city-haunted-history].