Bogusze, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship

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53°41'07"N
022°27'15"E
Country
 Poland
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Bogusze [bɔˈɡuʂɛ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Prostki, within Ełk County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. It lies approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) south-east of Prostki, 17 km (11 mi) south of Ełk, and 130 km (81 mi) east of the regional capital Olsztyn. The village has a population of 336. The village was established in 1438.During the German occupation of Poland during World War II there was a German-operated POW camp in Bogusze. Polish civilians were also imprisoned in the camp. Many Russian and Italian soldiers as well as Polish civilians died of hunger or cold or were murdered in the camp. In 1959 a monument dedicated to the victims of German crimes was unveiled at the site.
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