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Mysterious Paleja

The history of the Head Quater building

At the beginning the building belonged to a German dynasty Anhalt. Initially, the building was economic administration, then after 1806 it was reformed, creating the General Directorate of Prince’s Goods. In the middle of the nineteenth century successors were the Hochbergs. Prince John Henry XI expanded the industry, especially coal mining and the consequence of that was the growth of administration and the need to build a new large office building

During World War 1 in Paleja was located the HQ the German army

Room Layout

The layout and identification of the rooms were taken from the book „Stories from Pszczyna Region” by Zygmunt Orlik

1: Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Beneckendorff
3: Adiutant v. Hindenburga, kpt. von Bismarck
5: Captains : Bulcke, Gabriel, v. Ilsemann oraz
lieutenants:Thoemissen, v. Poseck
7: mjr Wetzell
8: business officer
17: Office : sergeants : Kempin, Hubner, corporals : Maenncher i Franke
18: mjr Wagner, kpt. von Harbon, kpt. Geyer, kpt.von Gossler
19: płk Bauer
20: mjr Frahnert, kpt. Hesse

Room layout

2,4: Gen. Erich Ludendorff
6: mjr v. Vothard- Bockelberg, kpt.Frhr v. D. Bussche Poten, kpt. hr. Dohna, kpt. Fischer
9: officer's office : kpt.Iosupeit, por. v. Pentz Freuenfeld
10: the Registry, corporal Lengfeld,
12-14: central telephone and telegraph communications

Here you will see the movie, in which the important guests of Paleja (eg. Richthofen), are mentioned. Here he decisions were taken by Wilhelm II (for example, about the Unlimited Underwater War) . You will also see the residence of the emperor – Castle in Pszczyna. We also find out that Pszczyna was called Little Berlin because of the residence of the emperor in the city. This name was given to it by the Prussian newspapers. The German Goverment highly boasted of it.