Saturday, 8 August 2015

Gdansk - Monument of fallen Shipyard workers

7th August 2015

I have upload more photos of this well-known monument which I visited last Thursday.

The Monument to the fallen Shipyard Workers 1970  unveiled on 16 December 1980 near the entrance to what was then the Lenin Shipyard in GdańskPoland. It commemorates the 42 or more people killed during the Coastal cities events in December 1970. It was created in the aftermath of the Gdańsk Agreementand is the first monument to the victims of communist oppression to be erected in a communist country. It was designed by: Bogdan Pietruszka, Wiesław Szyślak, Wojciech Mokwiński and Jacek Krenz.







European Centre of Solidarity and the Monument.
Main entrance to Lenin Shipyard... The strikes begins here..


Sculptures on the monument

The wall of victims..


Thanks for your sacrifice..




15 comments:

  1. Ah, I don't remember the year 1970 and so that is new information to me. Interesting that it was erected long before the collapse of Eastern Europe.

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  2. I'm always impressed with the design and art that goes into a memorial such as this. Very nicely done, and thanks for the history.

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    1. yes the architecture is so original

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  3. it definitely draws the attention.

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  4. That's good there is a monument to remember those people.

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    1. it is very important for next generations

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  5. A great monument to remember those who died and also for the younger generation to know about.

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  6. An important part of your history.

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    1. For Poland and the Eastern Europe the most important period

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  7. Nice job on the photos, Gosia!!

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