Dąbie [ˈdɔmbʲɛ] (German: Eichstädt) is a town on the Ner River in central Poland with 1,940 inhabitants as of December 2021. It is situated in Koło County in Greater Poland Voivodeship.
|Coordinates: 52°5′19″N 18°49′32″E / 52.08861°N 18.82556°ECoordinates: 52°5′19″N 18°49′32″E / 52.08861°N 18.82556°E|
|• Mayor||Tomasz Ludwicki|
|• Total||8.86 km2 (3.42 sq mi)|
(31 December 2021)
|• Density||220/km2 (570/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code||+48 63|
In the 10th century, the area became part of the emerging Polish state under its first historic ruler Mieszko I. The town was first mentioned in 1232. Municipal status was granted in 1423. It was a royal town, administratively located in the Łęczyca Voivodeship in the Greater Poland Province of the Kingdom of Poland.
Before World War II, about 1,000 Jews lived in Dąbie. During the German occupation, they were confined to a ghetto in summer of 1940. Some were sent to forced labor camps, but most were sent directly to Chełmno extermination camp in December 1941 where they were gassed in specially adapted vans. Only a few Dąbie Jews survived the war.
Dąbie is located at the intersection of Voivodeship roads 263 and 473, and the A2 motorway runs nearby, south of the town.
- ^ a b "Local Data Bank". Statistics Poland. Retrieved 2022-07-28. Data for territorial unit 3009044.
- ^ Alan Heath Synagogue at Dąbie
- ^ 'The Holocaust', Martin Gilbert, (1986), p.241.
- ^ Megargee, Geoffrey (2012). Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos. Bloomington, Indiana: University of Indiana Press. p. Volume II, 50-51. ISBN 978-0-253-35599-7.