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The monument commemorates Polish hero – Rota master Witold Pilecki, who was a prisoner of Auschwitz during WW2 and is a victim of communist terror. The monument was inaugurated in May 2011 and has a original form of black ring of diameter of 3.5m.
Promenada Staromiejska | behind Opera House, Wroclaw 54-025, Poland
Went to find this monument in a small grassy park area to one side of the Opera House in Wroclaw after reading reviews. Very peaceful environment and made me research the history and life of Witold Pilecki - he seemed liked a great man who...More
This significant monument is placed alongside the city moat near the Opera and the new theatre square. It serves to remind us of the fortitude and bravery of so many Polish people during the many times the country has been threatened.
Captain Pilecki was one of the greatest Polish heroes from World War II. A great figure and being in Wroclaw, learn about the story of this great man, about whom memory and respect should be known to the next generations. Mr. Pilecki voluntarily went to...More
In memory of the man who sacrificed life for his fellow-countrymen and the motherland. When one thinks of what he accomplished, it is difficult not to contemplate such bravery and devotion to ideals. I wish I would behave with so much courage if such need...More
Not too far from the Rynek (central square of the city), this sculpture is dedicated to Witold Pilecki who got deported on purpose in Auschwitz to organize the resistance and inform the allies about what was happening in the camps. The sculpture itself is worth...More
This poignant Monument was really interesting,we came across this simple Monument of a black ring after we had been to the Opera building to see this beautiful building.
I looked up the significance of the black ring on the Internet and this made the Monument...More
There are many monuments in Poland commemorating war heroes and victims of communist terror, but this one is something special. It has a form of black ring, which was traditionally worn by widows to commemorate their men who lost their life fighting for freedom of...More