Marciszów

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Marciszów
Village
Skyline of Marciszów
Flag of Marciszów
Flag
Coat of arms of Marciszów
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Marciszów is located in Poland
Marciszów
Marciszów
Coordinates: 50°50′33″N 16°1′57″E / 50.84250°N 16.03250°E / 50.84250; 16.03250
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Kamienna Góra
Gmina Marciszów

Marciszów [marˈt͡ɕiʂuf] is a village in Kamienna Góra County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.[1] It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Marciszów. It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) north-west of Kamienna Góra and 78 km (48 mi) south-west of the regional capital Wrocław.

Prior to 1945 the village was in Germany and known as Merzdorf. In the late stages of World War II (1944 - 45), in the textile factory Kramsta-Methner, Jewish women from various concentration camps (Terezin, Auschwitz, Gross-Rosen etc.) were imprisoned and used for forced labor.

After World War II the region was placed under Polish administration by the Potsdam Agreement under territorial changes demanded by the Soviet Union. Most Germans fled or were expelled and replaced with Poles expelled from the Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union.

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Coordinates: 50°50′33″N 16°01′57″E / 50.84250°N 16.03250°E / 50.84250; 16.03250