Płutowo

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Płutowo
Village
Skyline of Płutowo
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Kuyavian-Pomeranian
County Chełmno
Gmina Kijewo Królewskie

Płutowo [ʂɨmˈbɔrnɔ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Kijewo Królewskie, within Chełmno County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland.[1]

North of Płutowo village there is the Płutowo Nature Reserve with a total area of 17.96 hectares (44.4 acres), which was established in 1963 for the protection of a rare ecosystem along a ravine above the Vistula river. The length of the ravine is 1.2 km and its depth around 57 metres from the top down to the water level.[2]

World War II[edit]

In the fall of 1939 following the invasion of Poland the Nazi German occupational authorities set up a temporary concentration camp in Płutowo at a manor once owned by von Alvensleben family. The Polish prisoners brought to the camp came from the area of Ziemia chełmińska (Chełmno land). Over 200 victims were murdered at a nearby forest by the German Volksdeutscher Selbstschutz executioners, along the road to Szymborno.[2]

References[edit]

Media related to Nature reserve Zbocza Płutowskie at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°17′06″N 18°25′17″E / 53.28500°N 18.42139°E / 53.28500; 18.42139