Saint Joseph Church

Coordinates: 49°54′52″N 18°56′44″E / 49.91444°N 18.94556°E / 49.91444; 18.94556

Country Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Bielsko
Gmina Czechowice-Dziedzice
First mentioned 1521
 • Mayor Władysław Wiśniewski
 • Total 14.0 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 3,107
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43-516
Car plates SBI

Zabrzeg is a village in Gmina Czechowice-Dziedzice, Bielsko County, Silesian Voivodeship, southern Poland. It has a population of 3,107 (2008). The village lies on the edge of the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia and was first mentioned in a written document in 1521, although it was probably settled in the 14th century.

In the World War II the village was a part of Nazi Germany. On the 27 May 1942 German soldiers executed by hanging 5 Polish civilians: Stefan Górecki, Alojzy Jarczok, Wilhelm Herok, Adolf and Jan Grygierczyk. Zabrzeg was liberated by the Red Army on 9 February 1945 after heavy fighting with Wehrmacht.

There are several landmarks in Zabrzeg, including the Saint Joseph parish church from the 18th century and the statue of Priest Józef Londzin.

External links

  • (Polish) Zabrzeg portal
  • (Polish) Information at Gmina Czechowice-Dziedzice website

Coordinates: 49°54′52″N 18°56′44″E / 49.91444°N 18.94556°E / 49.91444; 18.94556

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