Góra Świętej Anny

Góra Świętej Anny (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɡura ˈɕfʲɛntɛj ˈannɨ]; German: Sankt Annaberg; Silesian German: Anaberg, Silesian: Świynto Anna; all names mean Saint Anne Mountain) is a village in the Opole Voivodeship, in southwestern Poland.[1]

Góra Świętej Anny
A church overlooking the village
A church overlooking the village
Góra Świętej Anny is located in Poland
Góra Świętej Anny
Góra Świętej Anny
Coordinates: 50°27′22″N 18°10′03″E / 50.45611°N 18.16750°E / 50.45611; 18.16750
Country Poland
VoivodeshipOpole
CountyStrzelce County
GminaGmina Leśnica
Population
 (2006)
 • Total580
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
47-154
Area code(s)+48 77
Car platesOST

The village is located on the hill from which its name derives, and a popular sanctuary, with the miraculous statue of Saint Anne and the impressive calvary, is located on its top.

The settlement lies within the protected area called Góra Świętej Anny Landscape Park. This is also one of the official Polish Historical Monuments (Pomnik historii).

HistoryEdit

Following World War I and the re-emergence of the sovereign Poland, while still part of the Weimar Republic, the hill was the site of the Battle of Annaberg in 1921 during the Silesian Uprisings. A museum dedicated to the uprising was opened in the village in 1961.[2]

During World War II the Germans expelled the Franciscans from the village in 1940.[2] A forced labour camp for Poles, Jews and Soviet prisoners of war was established,[2] as well as a forced labour camp for Jewish women.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ a b c "St. Annaberg (Männerlager)" (in German). Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  3. ^ "St. Annaberg (Frauenlager)" (in German). Retrieved 20 March 2020.

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Coordinates: 50°27′22″N 18°10′3″E / 50.45611°N 18.16750°E / 50.45611; 18.16750