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Apolonka, Silesian Voivodeship

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Apolonka
Village
Apolonka
Apolonka
Apolonka
Apolonka
Coordinates: 50°42′N 19°29′E / 50.700°N 19.483°E / 50.700; 19.483Coordinates: 50°42′N 19°29′E / 50.700°N 19.483°E / 50.700; 19.483
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipSilesian
CountyCzęstochowa County
GminaJanów
Population
68
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationSCZ

Apolonka [apɔˈlɔnka] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Janów, within Częstochowa County, Silesian Voivodeship, in southern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 5 kilometres (3 mi) south-east of Janów, 29 km (18 mi) south-east of Częstochowa, and 61 km (38 mi) north-east of the regional capital Katowice.

The village has a population of 68.

Exhumation of the bodies of the victims of the 1940 German-perpetrated massacre in Apolonka (1946)
Exhumation of the bodies of the victims of the 1940 German-perpetrated massacre in Apolonka (1946)

During the German occupation (World War II), in June and July 1940, the German police committed three massacres of around 60 Poles from nearby Częstochowa in the village (see Nazi crimes against the Polish nation).[2] Among the victims were 20 girl scouts.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ a b Wardzyńska, Maria (2009). Był rok 1939. Operacja niemieckiej policji bezpieczeństwa w Polsce. Intelligenzaktion (in Polish). Warszawa: IPN. p. 267.


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