Przodkowo [pʂɔtˈkɔvɔ] (Kashubian: Przedkòwò) is a village in Kartuzy County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Przodkowo.[1] It lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) north-east of Kartuzy and 23 km (14 mi) west of the regional capital Gdańsk. It is located within the historic region of Pomerania.

Saint Andrew church in Przodkowo
Saint Andrew church in Przodkowo
Przodkowo is located in Poland
Coordinates: 54°22′47″N 18°17′15″E / 54.37972°N 18.28750°E / 54.37972; 18.28750
CountryPoland Poland
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

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

During the German occupation (World War II), Przodkowo was one of the sites of executions of Poles, carried out by the Germans in 1939 as part of the Intelligenzaktion.[3] The "death march" of about 11,000 prisoners evacuated by the Germans from the Stutthof concentration camp to Lębork passed through Przodkowo at the turn of January and February 1945.[4] Many prisoners died as a result of hunger, exhaustion and executions by the Germans.[5]

There is a Firefighting Museum (Muzeum Pożarnictwa) in Przodkowo.

The village has a population of 1,286.


  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. 89 (in Polish)
  3. ^ The Pomeranian Crime 1939, IPN, Warsaw, 2018, p. 39, 44
  4. ^ Mirosław Gliński, Organizacja obozu koncentracyjnego Stutthof, p. 188-190 (in Polish)
  5. ^ Gliński, p. 188

Coordinates: 54°22′47″N 18°17′15″E / 54.37972°N 18.28750°E / 54.37972; 18.28750