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Vápenná

Summary
Vápenná (until 1949 Zighartice; Setzdorf) is a municipality and village in Jeseník District in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 1,200 inhabitants. Vápenná lies approximately north-west of Jeseník, north of Olomouc, and east of Prague. Administrative parts The hamlet of Polka is an administrative part of Vápenná. History The first written mention of Zighartice is from 1358. The village was abandoned in around 1420, but was resettled in 1576. During the World War II, the German occupiers operated four forced labour subcamps of the Stalag VIII-B/344 prisoner-of-war camp at the local quarries. In 1949, the municipality was renamed Vápenná. Notable people *Emil Beier (1893–1985), Nazi German politician
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