Domecko [dɔˈmɛt͡skɔ] (German Dometzko) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Komprachcice, within Opole County, Opole Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.[1]

Domecko
Dometzko
Village
Bilingual polish-german city limit
Bilingual polish-german city limit
Domecko Dometzko is located in Poland
Domecko Dometzko
Domecko
Dometzko
Coordinates: 50°37′04″N 17°51′46″E / 50.6179°N 17.8628°E / 50.6179; 17.8628Coordinates: 50°37′04″N 17°51′46″E / 50.6179°N 17.8628°E / 50.6179; 17.8628
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipOpole Voivodeship
CountyOpole County
GminaKomprachcice
Population
1,400

The village has a population of 1,400.

During the Second World War the village, then known as Althaus, was the base for a working party (E74) of British and Commonwealth prisoners of war, under the administration of Stalag VIIIB/344 at Łambinowice (then known as Lamsdorf) in Poland. In January 1945, as the Soviet armies resumed their offensive and advanced into Germany, the prisoners were marched westward in the so-called Long March or Death March. Many of them died from the bitter cold and exhaustion. The lucky ones got far enough to the west to be liberated by the allied armies after some four months of travelling on foot in appalling conditions.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ "Home". lamsdorf.com.