Brusy [ˈbrusɨ] (Kashubian: Brusë; German: Bruß) is a town located in the Polish Pomeranian Voivodeship. It became a town in 1988.

Brusy
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Coat of arms of Brusy
Coat of arms
Brusy is located in Poland
Brusy
Brusy
Coordinates: 53°53′8″N 17°43′19″E / 53.88556°N 17.72194°E / 53.88556; 17.72194
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPomeranian
CountyChojnice
GminaBrusy
Area
 • Total5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total4,582
 • Density900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Postal code
89-632
Websitehttp://brusy.pl/

HistoryEdit

Since the 19th century Brusy was an important center of the Kashub movement, although a fair amount of Kashubians from Brusy emigrated to Winona, Minnesota in the late 1900s.[1] In 2007, the ninth Congress of Kashubians was held here, and in 2012, the annual Kashubian Unity Day celebration was conducted here. A Kashubian Secondary School is also located in the town.

During World War II, the secret military organization Pomeranian Griffin (Gryf Pomorski) operated in the Brusy area under the leadership of Colonel Józef Wrycza, who was also a Roman Catholic priest. Brusy was also the location of the Nazis' Bruss sub-camp of the Stutthof concentration camp.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First Settlement in Winona: 1859 – Bambenek.org". bambenek.org. Retrieved 2017-07-21.

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Coordinates: 53°53′N 17°43′E / 53.883°N 17.717°E / 53.883; 17.717