Rogoźnica, Lower Silesian Voivodeship

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Rogoźnica
Village
Rogoźnica Museum of a Nazi German concentration camp Gross-Rosen from World War II
Rogoźnica Museum of a Nazi German concentration camp Gross-Rosen from World War II
Rogoźnica is located in Poland
Rogoźnica
Rogoźnica
Coordinates: 51°00′35″N 16°17′29″E / 51.00972°N 16.29139°E / 51.00972; 16.29139
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Świdnica
Gmina Strzegom
Population 856

Rogoźnica (Polish pronunciation: ['rɔɡɔʑˈɲit͡sa]; German: Groß Rosen) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Strzegom, within Świdnica County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.[1] Historically, prior to 1945 it was part of Poland, Bohemia, Austria, Prussia and Germany. Rogoźnica lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) north-west of Strzegom, 21 kilometres (13 mi) north-west of Świdnica, and 54 kilometres (34 mi) west of the regional capital Wrocław. The village has a population of 856.

Gross-Rosen[edit]

Memorial to victims

During World War II Rogoźnica was the site of the Nazi German Gross-Rosen concentration camp where 40,000 prisoners perished. By 1944, the number of Gross-Rosen subcamps reached 100. The village is the location of the Muzeum Gross-Rosen in Rogoźnica, branch of the Historical Museum of Wrocław. The stone memorial to victims of the camp, containing ashes collected at the site was unveiled in 1953 and rebuilt in 1985.[2]

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Coordinates: 51°00′35″N 16°17′29″E / 51.00972°N 16.29139°E / 51.00972; 16.29139