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Stępina pronounced [stɛmˈpʲina] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Frysztak, within Strzyżów County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) north-west of Frysztak, 16 km (10 mi) west of Strzyżów, and 36 km (22 mi) south-west of the regional capital Rzeszów.

Stępina
Village
"Hitler's Bunker" built in 1940-1941
"Hitler's Bunker" built in 1940-1941
Stępina is located in Poland
Stępina
Stępina
Coordinates: 49°53′N 21°34′E / 49.883°N 21.567°E / 49.883; 21.567
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipSubcarpathian
CountyStrzyżów
GminaFrysztak
Population (approx.)920

The village has an approximate population of 920.

World War IIEdit

 
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Hitler's Anlage Süd and his train bunker in Sępina
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Entrance to train bunker
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End of train bunker
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Hitler's bunker used for a meeting with Mussolini

Stępina is the location of one of Hitler's bunkers called Anlage Süd, built in 1940-1941 with slave-labor from the Szebnie concentration camp nearby.[2] Over the course of the camp's operation some 10,000 people perished, including Soviet prisoners of war, Polish Jews, non-Jewish Poles, as well as Ukrainians and Romani people.[3]

The remains of the camp in Szebnie were entered by the Soviets on 8 September 1944 during counter-offensive of the Red Army.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ Ronald Berger (12 July 2010). "Surviving the Concentration Camps" (Google Book). Surviving the Holocaust: A Life Course Perspective. Taylor & Francis. pp. 91–92. ISBN 0203848519. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  3. ^ a b Jacek Bracik, Józef Twaróg (2003). "Obóz w Szebniach (Camp in Szebnie)" (in Polish). Region Jasielski, nr 3 (39). Archived from the original on February 1, 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2013.


Coordinates: 49°53′N 21°34′E / 49.883°N 21.567°E / 49.883; 21.567