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“Monument for the Fallen and Murdered in the East” in Warsaw, Poland

“Monument for the Fallen and Murdered in the East” in Warsaw, Poland

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18of23 18of23. The first morning my husband and I were in Poland we went out for an early morning walk. The sun was just rising so these photos were taken of the monument with the sun in the east. I wanted to be there when it was quiet before that part of the city came to life.
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Janina_Majer_Suchocka Janina Majer-Suchocka. History teacher at PSG on Empress of Australia, Naples to Liverpool 12-18 Aug 1946
Kresy_2 "Monument for the Fallen and Murdered in the East" in Warsaw, Poland. "Pomnik Poleglym i Pomordowanym na Wschodzie", Warszawa. Sculptor: Maksymilian Biskupski. Located on Muranowska Street in Warsaw, the bronze cast monument includes an authentic railway track and railroad carriage like those used by the Soviets for deportation.
20of23 20of23. "Died Murdered in the east, victims of soviet aggression 17 IX 1939 + The Nation 17 IX 1995" (these 1-23 photos were taken by Zosia Krukowska in May 2006)
Kresy_3 Each track carries the names of districts and cities from which Polish Citizens were deported, or where they fought for their freedom, and where many died - some executed.
Fallen_Murdered_in_the_East The carriage is filled with symbols that represent the diverse ethnic and religious mix of the Eastern Borderland peoples. (from http://www.puszcza-arianska.pl/fotogaleria_biskupski2_w.html).
1of23 1of23. "Here on 11 June 1999 the Holy Father John Paul II prayed for the victims of soviet agression"
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