Monday, 2 November 2015

Monument of Silesian Uprisings in Katowice

3rd November 2015
it is one of my favourite monument here. It is really impressive and so big. And what is importanyt commemorates heroes.


The Silesian Uprisings hold a special place in the Polish national consciousness, but especially here in Katowice – the city that most benefitted from the insurrectionary effort. Formerly the German city of Kattowitz, the town played a key role in the Uprisings and when it became incorporated into Poland in 1922 the Polish government rewarded Katowice by making it the autonomous capital of the newly acquired territories. All of a sudden, what had been a dismal industrial border-town was the capital of an autonomous province with its own legislative body, treasury and Parliament. The good times didn’t last, but the memories have. Today one of the largest and most iconic monuments in Poland honours the heroes of the Silesian Uprisings in downtown Katowice. To see the truly colossal Uprisings Monumenttake a tram to Rondo Gen Ziętka (B-3). 

8 comments:

  1. It certainly is a large and heavy monument..

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  2. Those héros deserve such a great monument.

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    1. Diane yes because the sacrifice their youth

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  3. A great monument for the heroes. Love the autumn leaves. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Nancy it definitely looks fantastic

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  4. It looks like an interesting monument and a beautiful autumn setting.

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    1. Cynthia this year the autumn is amazing

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