Gorzyczki, Silesian Voivodeship

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Gorzyczki
Village
Coat of arms of Gorzyczki
Coat of arms
Gorzyczki is located in Poland
Gorzyczki
Gorzyczki
Coordinates: 49°56′53″N 18°24′17″E / 49.94806°N 18.40472°E / 49.94806; 18.40472
CountryPoland
VoivodeshipSilesian
CountyWodzisław
GminaGorzyce
First mentioned1229
Government
 • MayorHenryk Grzegoszczyk
Area
6.69 km2 (2.58 sq mi)
Population
1,593
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Car platesSWD

Gorzyczki [ɡɔˈʐɨt͡ʂki] is a village in Gmina Gorzyce, Wodzisław County, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. It has a population of 1,593 and lies near the border with the Czech Republic, 10 kilometers south from seat County- Wodzisław Śląski. It is close to where the A1 motorway crosses the border into the Czech Republic to/from Poland

It was the location of the Polenlager 169, a Nazi concentration camp of Polenlager type, i.e., primarily for Poles. It held the deported Poles who didn't sign a volkslist. It was operated on the base of the "Fryderyk" coal mine facilities in 1942–1945 in Kolonia Fryderyk.[1]

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Coordinates: 49°56′53″N 18°24′17″E / 49.94806°N 18.40472°E / 49.94806; 18.40472