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Góra Świętej Anny

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Góra Świętej Anny
A church overlooking the village
Góra Świętej Anny
Góra Świętej Anny
Coordinates: 50°27′22″N 18°10′03″E / 50.45611°N 18.16750°E / 50.45611; 18.16750
Country Poland
VoivodeshipOpole
CountyStrzelce County
GminaGmina Leśnica
Population
 (2006)
 • Total580
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
47-154
Area code(s)+48 77
Car platesOST

Góra Świętej Anny (Polish: [ˈɡura ˈɕfjɛntɛj ˈannɨ]; German: Sankt Annaberg [ˈzaŋkt ˈʔanabɛʁk]; Lower Silesian: Anaberg; Silesian: Świynto Anna; all names meaning "Saint Anne's Mountain") is a village in the Opole Voivodeship, in southern Poland.[1]

The village is located on the hill from which its name derives, and a popular sanctuary, with the miraculous statue of Saint Anne and the impressive calvary, is located on its top.

The settlement lies within the protected area called Góra Świętej Anny Landscape Park. This is also one of the official Polish Historical Monuments (Pomnik historii).

History

Following World War I and the re-emergence of the sovereign Poland, while still part of the Weimar Republic, the hill was the site of the Battle of Annaberg in 1921 during the Silesian Uprisings. A museum dedicated to the uprising was opened in the village in 1961.[2]

During World War II the Germans expelled the Franciscans from the village in 1940.[2] A forced labour camp for Poles, Jews and Soviet prisoners of war was established,[2] as well as a forced labour camp for Jewish women.[3]

Main sights

Gallery

  • Saint Anne church
    Saint Anne church
  • Monastery
    Monastery
  • Chapel of the Coronation of Mary
    Chapel of the Coronation of Mary
  • Chapel of St. Raphael
    Chapel of St. Raphael
  • Landscape
    Landscape

References

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ a b c "St. Annaberg (Männerlager)" (in German). Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  3. ^ "St. Annaberg (Frauenlager)" (in German). Retrieved 20 March 2020.

Coordinates: 50°27′22″N 18°10′3″E / 50.45611°N 18.16750°E / 50.45611; 18.16750


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