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Giełczyn, Łomża County

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Giełczyn is located in Poland
Coordinates: 53°7′N 22°4′E / 53.117°N 22.067°E / 53.117; 22.067
Country Poland
CountyŁomża County
GminaGmina Łomża

Giełczyn [ˈɡʲɛu̯t͡ʂɨn] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Łomża, within Łomża County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) south of Łomża and 74 km (46 mi) west of the regional capital Białystok.

The village is located at the north-eastern edge of a large forest complex known as the Red Wood (Czerwony Bór), a place of Polish and Jewish martyrology during World War II.

Modern history

Between 1941 and 1944, during Nazi German occupation of Poland, German commandos carried out mass killings of Poles and the Polish Jews trucked in from the Łomża Ghetto among other places, executed into pits on the outskirts of the Giełczyn forest.[2]


  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ Marta Kurkowska - Budzan, "The Second World War In Past And Present Polish Landscape Of Memory." Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine Jagiellonian University, Institute of History

Coordinates: 53°7′N 22°4′E / 53.117°N 22.067°E / 53.117; 22.067

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Giełczyn, Łomża County
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