Jasień, Lubusz Voivodeship

Jasień [ˈjaɕeɲ] (German: Gassen) is a town in Poland, in Lubusz Voivodeship, in Żary County. It has 4,309 inhabitants (2019).

Jasień
Town square
Town square
Coat of arms of Jasień
Coat of arms
Jasień is located in Poland
Jasień
Jasień
Coordinates: 51°45′5″N 15°1′3″E / 51.75139°N 15.01750°E / 51.75139; 15.01750
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLubusz
CountyŻary
GminaJasień
Area
 • Total3.05 km2 (1.18 sq mi)
Population
 (2019-06-30[1])
 • Total4,309
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Postal code
68-320
ClimateCfb
Websitehttp://www.jasien.com.pl

HistoryEdit

During World War II Jasień was the location of the Nazi German slave labour camp KL Gassen, one of nearly one hundred subcamps of Gross-Rosen concentration camp for Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, Czechs, and even Frenchmen, making warplane parts for Focke-Wulf AG. The camp, with around 700 acutely malnourished prisoners, operated from August 1944 until 13 February 1945, when the remaining workforce was sent on a death march to KL Buchenwald ahead of the Soviet advance.[2]

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

See twin towns of Gmina Jasień.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Statistics Poland. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  2. ^ Historia Miasta Jasień (Town History). Archived 2014-10-20 at the Wayback Machine Serwis gminy wiejsko-miejskiej JASIEŃ.(in Polish)

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 51°45′05″N 15°01′03″E / 51.75139°N 15.01750°E / 51.75139; 15.01750