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Skyline of Baborów
Coat of arms of Baborów
Coat of arms
Baborów is located in Poland
Coordinates: 50°9′28″N 17°58′48″E / 50.15778°N 17.98000°E / 50.15778; 17.98000
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Opole
County Głubczyce
Gmina Baborów
 • Mayor

Eugeniusz Jan Waga;

since 2010: Elzbieta Kielska
 • Total 11.73 km2 (4.53 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,175
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 48-120
Car plates OGL

Baborów [baˈbɔruf] (German: Bauerwitz) is a small town in Poland near Głubczyce, Opole Voivodeship.

The first mention of the town comes from 1296 in which a wójt Jarosław is mentioned. The town was most likely founded by a Bohemian magnate, Bavor (Babor). Later it was part of an independent principality, the Austro Hungarian Empire, and then Kingdom of Prussia. After World War II it became part of Poland.

During the Second World War the town, then known as Bauerwitz, was the base for two working parties (E288 and E398) of British and Commonwealth prisoners of war, under the administration of Stalag VIIIB/344 at Łambinowice (then known as Lamsdorf) in Poland. In January 1945, as the Soviet armies resumed their offensive and advanced from the east, the prisoners were marched westward in the so-called Long March or Death March. Many of them died from the bitter cold and exhaustion. The lucky ones got far enough to the west to be liberated by the allied armies after some four months of travelling on foot in appalling conditions.[1]



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Coordinates: 50°09′20″N 17°58′50″E / 50.15556°N 17.98056°E / 50.15556; 17.98056