Turkowice, Lublin Voivodeship

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Turkowice
Village
Skyline of Turkowice
Turkowice is located in Poland
Turkowice
Turkowice
Coordinates: 50°40′N 23°44′E / 50.667°N 23.733°E / 50.667; 23.733
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLublin
CountyHrubieszów
GminaWerbkowice

Turkowice [turkɔˈvit͡sɛ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Werbkowice, within Hrubieszów County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) south of Werbkowice, 20 km (12 mi) south-west of Hrubieszów, and 104 km (65 mi) south-east of the regional capital Lublin.

History[edit]

World War II[edit]

In March 1944, Turkowice was one of hundreds of locales attacked by Polish partisans in acts of ethnic cleansing against the ethnic Ukrainian population. 80 villagers were brutally murdered and 150 houses destroyed.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ Ther, Philipp; Siljak, Ana (2001). Redrawing nations: ethnic cleansing in East-Central Europe, 1944-1948. Oxford: Rowman & Littfield. p. 174.


Coordinates: 50°40′00″N 23°44′00″E / 50.6667°N 23.7333°E / 50.6667; 23.7333