Tychowo, Sławno County

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Tychowo
Village
Tychowo is located in Poland
Tychowo
Tychowo
Coordinates: 54°21′11″N 16°47′11″E / 54.35306°N 16.78639°E / 54.35306; 16.78639
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
County Sławno
Gmina Gmina Sławno

Tychowo [tɨˈxɔvɔ] (German: Wendisch Tychow until 1937, then simply Tychow) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Sławno, within Sławno County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-western Poland.[1] It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) east of Sławno and 179 km (111 mi) north-east of the regional capital Szczecin.

History[edit]

Before 1945 the area was part of Germany. For the history of the region, see History of Pomerania.

Sigurdshof (today's Waszkowo), an outlying estate (Vorwerk/fołwark) became an outpost of the secret education of pastors for the Nazi-opponent fraction of the united Evangelical Church of the old-Prussian Union, represented by the Confessing Church and its brethren councils, persecuted by the Nazis during the struggle of the churches.

In summer 1939 the Ewald Graf von Kleist-Wendisch Tychow offered his unused outlying estate Sigurdshof to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Protestant pastor and theologian and head of an underground seminary (Sammelvikariat) for training Confessing-Church pastors, for his seminary.[2] The seminary then moved over from Groß Schlönwitz. The Gestapo forcibly shut down the seminary in March 1940.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ a b Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Pfarrer, Berlin-Charlottenburg 9, Marienburger Allee 43: Begleitheft zur Ausstellung, corr. a. ext. ed., Kuratorium Bonhoeffer Haus (ed.), Berlin: Erinnerungs- und Begegnungsstätte Bonhoeffer Haus, ²1996, p. 51. No ISBN.


Coordinates: 54°21′11″N 16°47′11″E / 54.35306°N 16.78639°E / 54.35306; 16.78639