Pniewite

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Location
53°19'36"N
018°39'50"E
Country
 Poland
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Pniewite [pɲɛˈvitɛ] (German: Pniewitten) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Lisewo, within Chełmno County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland. It lies 17 kilometres (11 mi) east of Chełmno and 33 km (21 mi) north of Toruń. It is located in the Chełmno Land in the historic region of Pomerania. The village has a population of 410.

History

The village was established in 1250. During the German occupation (World War II), Pniewite was one of the sites of executions of Poles, carried out by the Germans in 1939 as part of the Intelligenzaktion. Local Polish teachers were murdered by the Germans in a massacre of Poles committed in nearby Klamry, also as part of the Intelligenzaktion.
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