Pomnik Powstańców Śląskich, Katowice

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The Silesian Insurgents' Monument in Katowice, southern Poland, is a monument to those who took part in the three Silesian Uprisings of 1919, 1920 and 1921, which aimed to make the region of Upper Silesia part of the newly independent Polish state. The monument was unveiled on 1 September 1967, and was designed by sculptor Gustaw Zemła and architect Wojciech Zabłocki. The wings symbolize the three uprisings, and the names of places where battles were fought are etched on the vertical slopes. The monument was funded by the people of Warsaw for Upper Silesia.
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  • August 12, 2017
    A beautiful place, carrying with it a story. The commemoration of important events, Silesia, and carrying such a great message.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Monument commemorating our two past. Looks beautiful in the pictures, especially the night. Distinctive meeting place.
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  • July 28, 2017
    well here I say the Memorial as monument of concrete stone and so are more interesting places to walk in Katowice, although I respect the purpose of the monument, is a worthy cause and the form of identyfikuję to these ideals that the monument represents
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  • Silesian insurgents ' monument is one of the icons. The monument is exposed place, right at the roundabout. Gen. George Ziętka, another symbol of the capital of the Upper Silesia-sports and events Hall. It is bordered by the Silesian insurgents ' Park. The monument was unveiled on September 1, 1967. The authors of the project were the outstanding sculptor Prof. Gustav Zemła and architect Wojciech Zabłocki. Steel construction has been cast in bronze in Gliwickich Plants of technical devices. It was built on the site of the cemetery of soldiers of the Red Army, which graves disinterred and moved to Tadeusz Kosciuszko Park. The monument takes the form of three of the Eagles ' wings symbolizing the three Silesian uprising in the years 1919-1920-1921. The monument is set on an artificial mound. Its vertical, stone-covered slopes, visible from the side of the Katowice ronda, appear the names of the towns-battlefields. Silesian insurgents ' monument donated was Warsaw for Upper Silesia society. Interesting is the history of the Park around the monument. The stand is a remnant of the garden, which was located at the castle of Thiele-Winckler, industrial family, the founding fathers of the city of Katowice. Today, the castle is Hotel Katowice. Although the Silesian insurgents ' monument is no longer the largest in Poland, outclassed it m.in. Statue of Jesus in świebodzin, it remains the largest true monument in Upper Silesia. And the class of its form, a poetic fusion theme shots – remains of the monumental municipal sculpture pattern area and one of the best monuments in Poland at all.
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