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Czarże [ˈt͡ʂarʐɛ] (German: Scharnese) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Dąbrowa Chełmińska, within Bydgoszcz County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland. It lies 4 kilometres (2 mi) north of Dąbrowa Chełmińska, 23 km (14 mi) north-east of Bydgoszcz, and 30 km (19 mi) north-west of Toruń. It is located in the Chełmno Land in the historic region of Pomerania. The village has an approximate population of 1,800.


The oldest known mention of the village comes from a document of Duke Konrad I of Masovia from 1222. During the German occupation (World War II), in 1939, local Polish teachers were murdered by the Germans in a massacre of Poles committed in nearby Klamry as part of the Intelligenzaktion. In October 1940, the occupiers also carried out expulsions of Poles, whose farms were then handed over to German colonists as part of the Lebensraum policy.

Notable people

Piotr Konieczka (1901–1939), corporal of the Polish Army, considered the first victim of World War II; born in Czarże
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