Coat of arms
Coordinates: 52°38′N 17°26′E / 52.633°N 17.433°E / 52.633; 17.433
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Greater Poland
County Gniezno
Gmina Kłecko
  Total 9.61 km2 (3.71 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 2,677
  Density 280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Postal code 62-270
Climate Dfb
Website http://www.klecko.pl

Kłecko ([ˈkwɛt͡skɔ]; {German Kletzko, 1940-45 German-nazi Klötzen) is a town in Gniezno County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland, with 2,712 inhabitants (2004).

Battle of Kłecko

A battle between the Swedish Army and Polish forces stood here on 7 May 1656. The battle was an important victory for Sweden. A painting picturing the battle can be sen in the museum at the current Home of the Swedish Royal Family Drottningholm Castle in Stockholm, Sweden.

Massacre during Second World War

During the German Invasion of Poland in 1939, Wehrmacht soldiers and SS mass murdered 300 civilians from the town on 9 and 10 September. The victims were chosen at random, from all males gathered in the town square and then randomly selected for execution as alleged attackers against German Army. 41% of murdered were teenagers(11 years to 16 years old), but people as old 78 years were killed as well. The victims were later buried in mass graves.[1]

  1. Szymon Datner "55 dni Wehrmachtu w Polsce" page 315-324

Coordinates: 52°38′00″N 17°26′00″E / 52.63333°N 17.43333°E / 52.63333; 17.43333

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