Zbrudzewo

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Location
52°07'00"N
017°01'59"E
Country
 Poland
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Description

Zbrudzewo [zbruˈd͡zɛvɔ] (German: Oberau) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Śrem, within Śrem County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland. It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) north of Śrem and 33 km (21 mi) south of the regional capital Poznań. The village has a population of 560.

History

The village dates back to the Middle Ages, and it surely existed before 1388. In the past it was a possession of the nearby town of Śrem, and was administratively located in the Pyzdry County in the Kalisz Voivodeship in the Greater Poland Province of the Polish Crown. The Zbrudzewski noble family hailed from the village.During the German occupation of Poland (World War II), on November 8, 1939, the Germans murdered 12 Poles from Śrem at the local shooting range (see Nazi crimes against the Polish nation). There is a memorial at the site.

Notable people

Jerzy Skrzydlewski (1896–1940), Polish lieutenant colonel, victim of the Katyn massacre
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