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Dolna, Strzelce County

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Dolna
Village
Saints Peter and Paul church in Dolna
Dolna
Dolna
Coordinates: 50°28′N 18°14′E / 50.467°N 18.233°E / 50.467; 18.233
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipOpole
CountyStrzelce
GminaLeśnica
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Dolna [ˈdɔlna] (German: Dollna) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Leśnica, within Strzelce County, Opole Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.[1] It lies approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) north-east of Leśnica, 6 km (4 mi) south-west of Strzelce Opolskie, and 31 km (19 mi) south-east of the regional capital Opole.

The oldest known mention of the village comes from 1302, when it was part of the Piast-ruled fragmented Kingdom of Poland. From 1871 to 1945 it was part of Germany. In 1936, during a massive campaign of renaming of placenames, the Nazis changed its name to Niederkirch to remove traces of Polish origin, and from 1940 to 1943 they operated a forced labour camp for Jews in the village.[2]

There is a Gothic church of Saints Peter and Paul and a mass grave of Polish insurgents from 1921 in the village.

References

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ "Niederkirch (Dollna) (Firma Karl Moses)" (in German). Retrieved 20 March 2020.

Coordinates: 50°28′00″N 18°14′00″E / 50.4666666667°N 18.2333333333°E / 50.4666666667; 18.2333333333


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