Lubichowo

Lubichowo [lubiˈxɔvɔ] (German: Liebichau) is a village in Starogard County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Lubichowo.[1] It lies approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) south-west of Starogard Gdański and 58 km (36 mi) south of the regional capital Gdańsk. It is located within historic region of Pomerania.

Lubichowo
Village
Center of the village
Center of the village
Lubichowo is located in Poland
Lubichowo
Lubichowo
Lubichowo is located in Pomeranian Voivodeship
Lubichowo
Lubichowo
Coordinates: 53°52′4″N 18°23′56″E / 53.86778°N 18.39889°E / 53.86778; 18.39889Coordinates: 53°52′4″N 18°23′56″E / 53.86778°N 18.39889°E / 53.86778; 18.39889
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipPomeranian
CountyStarogard
GminaLubichowo
Population
 • Total2,052
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

The village has a population of 2,052.

An old church of Saint James is located in Lubichowo.

Lubichowo was a royal village of the Polish Crown, administratively located in the Tczew County in the Pomeranian Voivodeship.[2]

During the German occupation of Poland (World War II), on October 20, 1939, the Germans murdered local Polish teachers in the Szpęgawski Forest (see Intelligenzaktion).[3] Also several Polish families were expelled from the village in 1942.[4]

Florian Białka [pl] (1918–1940), Catholic professed cleric, murdered by the Germans in the Gusen concentration camp, considered one of the 108 Blessed Polish Martyrs of World War II, was born in the village.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ Marian Biskup, Andrzej Tomczak, Mapy województwa pomorskiego w drugiej połowie XVI w., Toruń, 1955, p. 110, 112 (in Polish)
  3. ^ Maria Wardzyńska, Był rok 1939. Operacja niemieckiej policji bezpieczeństwa w Polsce. Intelligenzaktion, IPN, Warszawa, 2009, p. 148-149 (in Polish)
  4. ^ Maria Wardzyńska, Wysiedlenia ludności polskiej z okupowanych ziem polskich włączonych do III Rzeszy w latach 1939-1945, IPN, Warszawa, 2017, p. 120 (in Polish)
  5. ^ "Martyrs killed in odium fidei by the Nazis during the Second Wold War (III)". newsaints.faithweb.com. Retrieved 26 July 2020.