Wójcin, Mogilno County

Wójcin (German 1939-1945 Landeck / Schulzhausen) [ˈvui̯t͡ɕin] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Jeziora Wielkie, within Mogilno County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland. It is chiefly agricultural and has about 800 inhabitants.

Wójcin
Village
Country Poland
VoivodeshipKuyavian-Pomeranian
CountyMogilno
GminaJeziora Wielkie
Population
800

Historically significant buildings include the church built in the 1916 and the old palace from the beginning of the twentieth century (the former owner was the Skrzydlewski family).

The name of the village was taken from the legendary first resident - Wojuta

Wójcin, Gmina Jeziora Wielkie, Mogilno County, Poland.jpg

HistoryEdit

The first notes about Wojcin come from 1065. The village was destroyed twice by knights of the Teutonic Order (1331) and Sweden (1703).

In the night January 12, 1863 there was a battle between insurgents of January Uprising and Prussian patrol of soldiers, which tried to stop them to get into Congress Poland.

Second World WarEdit

The people from Wójcin were targets of Nazi persecution. The priest of parish - Stanisław Kowalczyk was arrested in 1940 and expanded to Oranienburg where he was killed. Also a teacher Walerian Prus died because of German's abuse. The Wójcin arena was liberated on January 21, 1945 by Soviet soldiers.

TriviaEdit

Tourist CentreEdit

There is a lake called Jezioro Wójcińskie which is a part of Jezioro Ostrowieckie. Nearby the lake there is a lot of tourist residents

EducationEdit

SportEdit

References and sourcesEdit

  • Tadeusz Ciałkowski : "Ziemia Jeziorańska.Zarys historyczny gminy Jeziora Wielkie" ; Gminny Komitet Ochrony Pomników Walki i Męczeństwa w Jeziorach Wielkich ; 1990


Coordinates: 52°31′06″N 18°11′00″E / 52.5182°N 18.1832°E / 52.5182; 18.1832