Barcie (Dubeninki)

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Barcie (Poland)
Basic data
State : Poland
Voivodeship : Warmia-Masuria
Powiat : Gołdap
Gmina : Dubeninki
Geographic location : 54 ° 17 '  N , 22 ° 35'  E Coordinates: 54 ° 17 '11 "  N , 22 ° 35' 20"  E
Residents :
Telephone code : (+48) 87
License plate : NGO
Economy and Transport
Street : Ext. 651 : Gołdap - DubeninkiŻytkiejmy
Rail route : no rail connection
Next international airport : Danzig

Barcie ( German  Thewelkehmen , 1938-1945 Tulkeim ) is a place in the Polish Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship . He belongs to the rural community Dubeninki (Dubeningken , 1938–1945 Dubeningen) in the Gołdap district (Goldap) .


Barcie is located in the northeast of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship on the northern tip of Lake Loyer (1938-1945 Lake Loier, Polish: Jezioro Przerośl) and northeast of the 230 meter high Brandberg (Polish: Jastrzębia Góra). The district town of Gołdap (Goldap) is 19 kilometers away.


The year of foundation of the small and then Tuelkeinenn village is the year 1557. In the following years the place had different forms of name: Tewelkemen (before 1589), Perschdenn (after 1596), Bartszen (before 1785), Thewelkehmen (until 1938).

Between 1874 and 1945 Thewelkehmen was incorporated into the Loyen district, which was called "Loien District" from 1939 to 1945 and was part of the Goldap district in the Gumbinnen district of the Prussian province of East Prussia for the duration of its existence .

In 1910 115 inhabitants were registered in Thewelkehmen. Their number rose to 128 by 1933 and was 185 in 1939.

On June 3 (officially confirmed on July 16) 1938 Thewlekehmen received the name Tulkeim in the course of the National Socialist renaming campaign . In 1945, the village in war-induced was with the whole southern East Prussia to Poland transferred. Here it was given the Polish name Barcie and is now a village in the Gmina Dubeninki association in the Powiat Gołdapski . Between 1975 and 1998 it belonged to the Suwałki Voivodeship ; since then it has been incorporated into the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship .


Before 1945 the population of Thewelkehmen was almost without exception Protestant denomination. The village was part of the parish of the Dubeningken church, which belonged to the Goldap parish in the church province of East Prussia of the Evangelical Church of the Old Prussian Union . The few Catholics were assigned to the parish in Goldap in the Diocese of Warmia .

Church conditions have been reversed since 1945: the majority of the residents of Barcie are Catholic and orientate themselves towards the once Protestant and now Catholic parish church in Dubeninki . It is incorporated into the Filipów Deanery in the Diocese of Ełk (Lyck) of the Catholic Church in Poland . Evangelical church members now belong to the parish in Gołdap, which is a subsidiary of the Suwałki parish in the Masurian diocese of the Evangelical Augsburg Church in Poland .


Barcie is relatively conveniently located on Voivodship Road 651 , which connects the district town of Gołdap in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship with the district town of Sejny in the Podlaskie Voivodeship . A railway connection has not existed since the Goldap – Szittkehmen (Wehrkirchen) railway line , which was operated until 1945 and was also known as the “Kaiserbahn”, was shut down with the nearest railway station in Dubeningken.

Individual evidence

  1. Dietrich Lange: Geographical Location Register East Prussia (2005): Tulkeim
  2. ^ Rolf Jehke: District Loyen / Loien
  3. ^ Uli Schubert: Community directory, district Goldap
  4. ^ Michael Rademacher: German administrative history from the unification of the empire in 1871 to the reunification in 1990. Goldap district. (Online material for the dissertation, Osnabrück 2006).