Jasień, Lubusz Voivodeship

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Jasień
Town square
Town square
Coat of arms of Jasień
Coat of arms
Jasień is located in Poland
Jasień
Jasień
Coordinates: 51°45′5″N 15°1′3″E / 51.75139°N 15.01750°E / 51.75139; 15.01750
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lubusz
County Żary
Gmina Jasień
Area
 • Total 3.05 km2 (1.18 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,526
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Postal code 68-320
Climate Cfb
Website http://www.jasien.com.pl

Jasień [ˈjaɕeɲ] (German: Gassen) is a town in Poland, in Lubusz Voivodeship, in Żary County. It has 4,569 inhabitants (2004).[1]

History[edit]

During World War II Jasień was the location of the Nazi German slave labour camp KL Gassen, one of nearly one hundred subcamps of Gross-Rosen concentration camp for Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, Czechs, and even Frenchmen, making warplane parts for Focke-Wulf AG. The camp, with around 700 acutely malnourished prisoners, operated from August 1944 until 13 February 1945, when the remaining workforce was sent on a death march to KL Buchenwald ahead of the Soviet advance.[2]

The 18th-century palace; location of the World War II bunker for German officials. At present, in private hands, with no known plans for reconstruction.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Główny Urząd Statystyczny, Ludność. Stan i struktura w przekroju terytorialnym (Stan w dniu 31 XII 2010 r.). Warszawa, 2011-06-10. ISSN 1734-6118.
  2. ^ Historia Miasta Jasień (Town History). Serwis gminy wiejsko-miejskiej JASIEŃ. (Polish)
  3. ^ S.Górski (23 August 2013), "Pałac w Jasieniu" (The Palace). Jasien.eu.

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Coordinates: 51°45′05″N 15°01′03″E / 51.75139°N 15.01750°E / 51.75139; 15.01750