Sunday, April 30, 2006

KATYN #2



The country's first public memorial for the Polish soldiers killed by Soviet secret police during World War II in the Katyn Forest massacre. This centerpiece of Exchange Place in Jersey City, NJ, stands along the Hudson River waterfront.

The 17-foot statue of a Polish soldier, his hands tied behind him and his back pierced by a bayonet, is mounted on a granite base.

Note:
photo by me, of course
facts from:
The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
06-05-1991
Duane Stoltzfus, Record Staff Writer

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4 comments:

jan said...

You never cease to amaze. Even clouds seem to pose for you.

Tracy said...

wicked photos! I'm jealous. Cat gets visits and not me... wah!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Brat said...

just passing by through BotB, voted for you...and nice pic...

yellowdog granny said...

that is just remarkable...I wonder how many people live there and dont even know about that statue or why it is there...thank you so much...i want to email my yankee girlfriend shady lane who is polish and proud of it...thanks again..