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Silesian Insurgents' Monument (Pomnik Powstancow Slaskich)

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Historic reminder

monument commemorates the Polish insurgents of the three Silesian Rebellions between 1919 and 1921... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2017
romanpiekosz
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Chicago, Illinois
Nice thing to see

It's nice monument to see with great sorrounding views...the stadion and like. If you are in... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2016
urska31
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Zrece, Slovenia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 9, 2014

At first it is just a monument but once I started to understand its history and significance I became impressed. Perhaps in England we don't appreciate the struggle and suffering our forefathers went through so that we can enjoy the Liberty that we have today.

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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Silesian Insurgents' Monument should be a place commemorating the history of Śląsk. After more then forty, good years of Katowice, it looks like it was forgotten- broken glass, scratched off paint, no description. But how a 61 ton monument in the center of 300k city...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful monument, but all but know that it was minority and Silesia was German ...it was not until after World War II that Poland appropriated Silesia ...is it true ?

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Reviewed December 2, 2017

Not sure what to say other than the secs,e of the works impressive but no interpretation boards or explanations as to its meaning,artist etc. You just view it

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

The monument is nothing special, but the history of Silesian Uprisings is interesting, so it is just for beginning - to read some history of Silesia region.

Thank Peter2014N
Reviewed July 4, 2017

The monument dates from 1967, a time when communist rule was not yet significantly challenged, but resentment and opposition was increasing. Communist officials felt they could perhaps counter these sentiments by convincing the public they were truly nationalist and hailed the insurgents that fought German...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Learn about the local history and this will mean much more to you, as I expect this is much more impressive with some context. When then light hits it, it is very atmospheric. I visited in the rain and some locals were enjoying a beer...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

It just can't make you feel nothing. Imposing and beautiful. Quite colossal, makes you stop and think.

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Reviewed January 13, 2017

monument commemorates the Polish insurgents of the three Silesian Rebellions between 1919 and 1921. The imposing structure is shaped in the form of three eagle wings flapping and is interesting to take a look at.

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Reviewed January 2, 2017

Located right next to Spodek, so there's no way you can miss it. Apart from admiring the impressive monument I urge you to get to know the history behind it, crucial to understanding the identity of the region.

Thank JonDoe04134
Reviewed November 21, 2016

One of the most recognizable symbols of Katowice. The biggest monument made of Bronze in Poland. It's located in the centre of Katowice CIty, near the other well-known object - The Saucer and amazing National Orchestra of Polish Radio and The Silesian Museum. The moniument...More

1  Thank Grzegorz N
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

It's nice monument to see with great sorrounding views...the stadion and like. If you are in Wroclaw it is near the city center and in this case you should see it.

Thank urska31
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