Biadki [ˈbjatki] (German: Battken) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Krotoszyn, within Krotoszyn County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland.[1] It lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) east of Krotoszyn and 92 km (57 mi) south-east of the regional capital Poznań.

Biadki
Village
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Biadki is located in Poland
Biadki
Biadki
Coordinates: 51°40′25″N 17°33′8″E / 51.67361°N 17.55222°E / 51.67361; 17.55222
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipGreater Poland
CountyKrotoszyn
GminaKrotoszyn
Population
1,700
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

The village has a population of 1,700.

During the occupation of Poland during World War II, in November 1939, the Germans murdered six Polish residents of Biadki in the forest near Kobylin,[2] and in 1944, they also brought dozens of prisoners of war of different nationalities to the village.[3] The Germans evacuated most of the prisoners of war in January 1945, leaving 18 Hungarians, who were then murdered by the Soviets who occupied the village on January 23.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  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. 275 (in Polish)
  3. ^ a b Anna Gałkiewicz, Informacja o śledztwach prowadzonych w OKŚZpNP w Łodzi w sprawach o zbrodnie popełnione przez funkcjonariuszy sowieckiego aparatu terroru, "Biuletyn Instytutu Pamięci Narodowej" nr 7/2001, p. 20 (in Polish)


Coordinates: 51°40′25″N 17°33′8″E / 51.67361°N 17.55222°E / 51.67361; 17.55222