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Białochowo

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Białochowo
Village
Białochowo
Białochowo
Coordinates: 53°33′N 18°52′E / 53.550°N 18.867°E / 53.550; 18.867
Country Poland
VoivodeshipKuyavian-Pomeranian
CountyGrudziądz County
GminaRogóźno
Population
580
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Białochowo [bjawɔˈxɔvɔ] (German: Burg Belchau) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Rogóźno, within Grudziądz County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland.[1] It lies approximately 5 kilometres (3 mi) west of Rogóźno, 9 km (6 mi) north-east of Grudziądz, and 60 km (37 mi) north of Toruń.

The village has a population of 580.

During the German occupation of Poland (World War II), in 1939, it was the site of the Białochowo massacre [pl], in which 200 Poles, including farmers, policemen, and also women and children, were murdered by the Selbstschutz and SS (see Nazi crimes against the Polish nation).[2]

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ Maria Wardzyńska, Był rok 1939. Operacja niemieckiej policji bezpieczeństwa w Polsce. Intelligenzaktion, IPN, Warszawa, 2009, p. 172 (in Polish)


Coordinates: 53°33′N 18°52′E / 53.550°N 18.867°E / 53.550; 18.867


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