Church of the Assumption
|Region||Ústí nad Labem|
|Elevation||193 m (633 ft)|
|Area||46.5 km2 (18 sq mi)|
|Density||111 / km2 (287 / sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||439 42 - 440 01|
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Postoloprty (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpostolopr̩tɪ]; German: Postelberg) is a town in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic, situated about 7 km west of Louny. It has around 5,000 inhabitants.
A monastery named Porta Apostolorum had been built in the 12th century, a name which developed into Postelberg, as the remaining settlement it was called by the local German-speaking population of Bohemia that was expelled in 1945.
At the end of World War II in May–June 1945 Czechs massacred about 800 local German civilians. It is the largest massacre of ethnic Germans by Czechs after World War II. 763 bodies were exhumed but other death toll estimates are higher.
Members of the community were divided on whether to build a memorial or to not acknowledge the massacre.
The villages Březno, Dolejší Hůrky, Hradiště, Levonice, Malnice, Mradice, Rvenice, Seletice, Seménkovice, Skupice, Strkovice and Vrbka are administrative parts of Postoloprty.
- Eliška Bártová: Největší masakr: Sto lopat, sto motyk, 763 zastřelených
- Stoldt, Hans-Ulrich. "Revenge on Ethnic Germans: Czech Town Divided over How to Commemorate 1945 Massacre." Der Spiegel. 4 September 2009 . Retrieved on 15 June 2016.
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