In a forest outside a small town called Chojnice, about eighty kilometres northwest of Bydgoszcz, the Nazis murdered about 2000 poles between 1939 – 1945. The bodies were buried in mass graves. The murders were part of an action called Intelligenzaktion Pommern, which purpose was to pacify Pomerania by murdering anyone who could possibly pose a threat to German supremacy and a germanization of the region (and Poland as a whole). It was mainly educated Poles, journalists, police officers, teachers, officers, priests, etc., who became the targets of the Germans. These were arrested, imprisoned and eventually taken off to some wooded area where they were shot and buried. The murders were carried out by the German Einsatzgruppen and local units consisting of German minorities called Selbstschutz.

Current status: Monument (2015).

Location: 53°42'43.00"N 17°34'05.78"E

Get there: Car.

My comment:

A simple but stylish memorial with a cross and a memorial stone with information about the murders.

Follow up in books: Lukas, Richard C: Forgotten Holocaust: The Poles Under German Occupation 1939- 1944 (2008).