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Piotrków Kujawski

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Piotrków Kujawski
Gothic Saint James church in Piotrków Kujawski
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Piotrków Kujawski
Piotrków Kujawski
Piotrków Kujawski
Piotrków Kujawski
Coordinates: 52°32′49″N 18°30′3″E / 52.54694°N 18.50083°E / 52.54694; 18.50083Coordinates: 52°32′49″N 18°30′3″E / 52.54694°N 18.50083°E / 52.54694; 18.50083
Country Poland
GminaPiotrków Kujawski
First mentioned1252
Town rights1589
 • Total9.76 km2 (3.77 sq mi)
 • Total4,509
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Vehicle registrationCRA

Piotrków Kujawski [ˈpʲɔtrkuf kuˈjafskʲi] (German: Petrikau) is a town in Radziejów County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, with 4,463 inhabitants (2004).


The oldest known mention of Piotrków dates back to 1252.[1] It was granted town rights in 1589 by King Sigismund III of Poland.[1]

After the joint German–Soviet invasion of Poland, which started World War II, Piotrków Kujawski was occupied by Germany from 1939 to 1945. It was one of the sites of executions of Poles, carried out by the Germans as part of the Intelligenzaktion.[2] In 1939, the Germans carried out a massacre of 22 Poles, including 8 Catholic priests, in the town.[3] Under the German occupation, the Jews, whose pre-war population numbered between 800 and 900, were placed in a ghetto, stripped of their possessions, and forced to do unpaid labor. In 1941, a few were sent to labor camps. In April 1942, the remaining Jews were rounded up and sent in trucks to the Chełmno extermination camp where they were immediately murdered. Only fourteen of the prewar population are known to have survived. [4]


The local football club is Zjednoczeni Piotrków Kujawski.[5] It competes in the lower leagues.


  1. ^ a b "Historia". Serwis UMiG Piotrków Kujawski (in Polish). Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  2. ^ The Pomeranian Crime 1939. Warsaw: IPN. 2018. p. 44.
  3. ^ "Piotrków Kujawski: modlitwa za kapłanów pomordowanych w czasie II wojny światowej". Diecezja Włocławska (in Polish). Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  4. ^ Megargee, Geoffrey (2012). Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos. Bloomington, Indiana: University of Indiana Press. p. Volume II, pp. 93-94. ISBN 978-0-253-35599-7.
  5. ^ "Strona internetowa klubu MLKS Zjednoczeni Piotrków Kujawski" (in Polish). Retrieved 7 November 2020.

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