Brzezinka, Gmina Andrychów

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49°49'41"N
019°18'55"E
Country
 Poland
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Brzezinka (Polish pronunciation: [bʐɛˈʑiŋka]) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Andrychów, within Wadowice County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It lies approximately 5 kilometres (3 mi) south of Andrychów, 15 km (9 mi) south-west of Wadowice, and 52 km (32 mi) south-west of the regional capital Kraków.The village has a population of 727.

History

During the German occupation of Poland (World War II), in 1942, the German gendarmerie carried out expulsions of Poles, whose houses and farms were then handed over to German colonists as part of the Lebensraum policy. Expelled Poles were enslaved as forced labour of new German colonists.
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