Coordinates: 54°21′15″N 18°29′29″E / 54.354136°N 18.491489°E / 54.354136; 18.491489
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District of Gdańsk
Aerial view of Kokoszki
Aerial view of Kokoszki
Location of Kokoszki within Gdańsk
Location of Kokoszki within Gdańsk
Country Poland
Within city limits1973
 • Total19.94 km2 (7.70 sq mi)
 • Total9,693
 • Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Kokoszki (Polish pronunciation: [kɔkɔʂki]; German: Kokoschken; Kashubian: Kòkòszczi) is a district of Gdańsk, Poland, located in the western part of the city.


Historic manor house

As part of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland, Kokoszki was a private village of Polish nobility, administratively located in the Gdańsk County in the Pomeranian Voivodeship.[2] Kiełpino Górne and Smęgorzyno which are part of the district had the same status, while Bysewo was a royal village of the Polish Crown.[2]

During the Second World War it was a location of two German concentration camps: Danzig-Burggraben and Kokoschken, which were SS sub-camps (Außenlager) of the Stutthof concentration camp located 34 kilometres (21 mi) east of Gdańsk.

Camp Danzig-Kokoschken operated from September 13, 1944 with prisoners from Poland, France, Netherlands, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany and Hungary, mostly of Jewish origin. The first transport brought about 500 women. Within several weeks the number grew to 1,600. In the winter of 1945 the Poles imprisoned by the Gestapo office in Danzig were sent in. The prisoners were kept in barracks from where they were transported every day by train to the Schichau-Werke shipyard, to work two 12-hour shifts building submarines and anti-raid shelters.[3] The prisoners received rations of half-a-litre of watery soup and 250 grams of bread per day; not enough to sustain their ability to work. There was no proper clothes in winter. People died in great numbers as a result of epidemics, workplace accidents, and beatings by the guards. Archival material indicate that such treatment was common already at the end of 1944. Dead bodies were burned in a crematorium but also buried in mass graves at the cemetery in Saspe (Zaspa).[3]

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  1. ^ "Podział administracyjny Gdańska". BIP - Urząd Miejski W Gdańsku (in Polish). Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b Marian Biskup, Andrzej Tomczak, Mapy województwa pomorskiego w drugiej połowie XVI w., Toruń, 1955, p. 89-90 (in Polish)
  3. ^ a b J. Więsyk (2015). "Gdańsk-Kokoszki - KL Stutthof Sub Camp". Virtual Shtetl. POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015.

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