Park of monuments

Monument commemorating the heroes killed in the region of Kozienice

  • Wording of the inscription: "Honour and glory to the heroes who gave their lives in Kozienice, fighting for the People's Poland and for the strengthening of its power. Community of the Kozienice region on the 15th anniversary of creation of the internal security corps. May 1960".

 

Kozienice


Bust of General Karol Świerczewski (Zabrze)

 

  • Created to commemorate the heroic death of General K. Świerczewski.
  • The bust was unveiled by Grzegorz Sabuda, head of the Committee for its erection, on 20 May 1951.
  • Original location: Zabrze, ul. 3 Maja, General K. Świerczewski Park.

 

 


Monument commemorating the revolutionary deed (Zabrze)

 

  • Wording of the inscription: "To the heroes of battles for freedom and socialism, on the 50th anniversary of the great October – the citizens of Zabrze".
  • Author of the monument: Jerzy Kwiatkowski
  • The concrete monument represents a group of three figures, symbolising people breaking out of the bonds of captivity.
  • Width: 10 m, height: 4 m.
  • Original location: Zabrze, ul. Wolności.

 

 

 


Monument commemorating the Polish-Soviet friendship (Strzelce Opolskie)

For almost 50 years, the monument, almost 4 m height and weighing 4 tonnes, representing Polish and Soviet soldiers – marching arm in arm – stood right by the town hall in Strzelce Opolskie. However, with the new wave of history, the symbol of friendship between the two nations became unnecessary. In 1991, the concrete giant was dismantled. At first, it lay in the bushes, later – by a fence of a pig farm at 1 Maja street, and next it was moved under a shelter by the office building of the municipal green areas management.

 


To those who died in the service, defending People's Poland (Warsaw)

"To commemorate those who died for People's Poland and for its development in its early years, to be learned about and fondly remembered by the today's and the future generations of Poles, this monument has been erected on the initiative of the 9th Extraordinary Congress of the Polish United Workers' Party, and funded thanks to the generosity of the society”. The giant monument was unveiled in front of the Lubomirski Palace, just before the 41st anniversary of the July Manifesto.

The initiative to erect the monument came from the veteran circles, particularly active after the martial law and focused around the regime-oriented, only right organisation of ZBOWiD [Society of Fighters for Freedom and Democracy].

The author of this memorable piece, made "to be learned about and fondly remembered", was an artist and sculptor, Prof. Bohdan Chmielewski. The monument was located at Plac Żelaznej Bramy, in front of the "antique" Lubomirski Palace which, at that time, was the seat of the Capital Garrison Club of the Polish Army.

The 16 m high, 20 m wide, grim monument, weighing approx. 67 t, completely obscured the palace facade.

The residents of Warsaw, oblivious to the hypocritical propaganda slogans, called the monster "UBelisk" [after UB – Urząd Bezpieczeństwa, the Office of Security].

The monument consisted of 483 elements cast by the Technical Equipment Plant in Gliwice. According to vol. 45 of "Stolica" [the Capital City] of 1985, it represented "a symbolic group" of soldiers, members of PPR [Polish Workers' Party] and ZWM [Association of Youth Fight], militia members, ORMO [Volunteer Reserve Militia] members, workers, peasants and representatives of the intelligentsia, lifting the Polish eagle".

Front of the monument in its original place

ubelisk

Monument seen from the Lubomirski Palace

Elements of the monument presented at the Museum of PRP

Elements of the monument presented at the Museum of PRP


Monument commemorating the fallen members of MO [Citizens' Militia] and SB [Security Service] (Ostróda)

Pomnik w hołdzie poległym funkcjonariuszom MO i SB(Ostróda) w Muzeum PRL-u

 


Bust of Lenin

Origin unknown.

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