Sanniki, Masovian Voivodeship

Sanniki [sanˈniki] (1943–1945, German Sannikau) is a town[1] in Gostynin County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Sanniki.[2] It lies approximately 29 kilometres (18 mi) east of Gostynin and 79 km (49 mi) west of Warsaw.

Sanniki
Town
Fryderyk Chopin Palace and Park, Sanniki
Fryderyk Chopin Palace and Park, Sanniki
Coat of arms of Sanniki
Sanniki is located in Poland
Sanniki
Sanniki
Coordinates: 52°20′2″N 19°51′57″E / 52.33389°N 19.86583°E / 52.33389; 19.86583
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipMasovian
CountyGostynin
GminaSanniki
Population
2,000

Before the war, the town had a Jewish community of 300 or so. After the Germans arrived in 1939, the Jews were forced to live in a small ghetto. In 1941, they were forced to demolish a local church so Germans could photograph it for their anti-semitic propaganda. In early 1942, the 250 Jews left in the ghetto were deported to the killing camp Chelmno to be murdered. The number of Sanniki Jews who survived is unknown.[3]

The town has a population of 2,000.

Fryderyk Chopin, then 18, vacationed here in 1828.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://prawo.sejm.gov.pl/isap.nsf/download.xsp/WDU20170001427/O/D20171427.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  3. ^ Megargee, Geoffrey (2012). Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos. Bloomington, Indiana: University of Indiana Press. p. Volume II 100–101. ISBN 978-0-253-35599-7.


Coordinates: 52°20′2″N 19°51′57″E / 52.33389°N 19.86583°E / 52.33389; 19.86583