Brusy

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Brusy
Coat of arms of Brusy
Coat of arms
Brusy is located in Poland
Brusy
Brusy
Coordinates: 53°53′8″N 17°43′19″E / 53.88556°N 17.72194°E / 53.88556; 17.72194
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
County Chojnice
Gmina Brusy
Area
 • Total 5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,582
 • Density 900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Postal code 89-632
Website http://brusy.pl/

Brusy [ˈbrusɨ] (Kashubian: Brusë ;German: Bruß) is a town located in the Polish Pomeranian Voivodeship. It became a town in 1988.

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Since the 19th century Brusy was an important center of the Kashub movement. In 2007, the ninth Congress of Kashubians was held here, and in 2012, the annual Kashubian Unity Day celebration was conducted here. A Kashubian Secondary School is also located in the town.

During World War II, the secret military organization Pomeranian Griffin (Gryf Pomorski) operated in the Brusy area under the leadership of Colonel Józef Wrycza, who was also a Roman Catholic priest. Brusy was also the location of the Nazis' Brusy concentration camp, a satellite of the Stutthof concentration camp.

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Coordinates: 53°53′N 17°43′E / 53.883°N 17.717°E / 53.883; 17.717