Russian poet, dissident, defender of human rights, journalist, translator of Polish literature. Friend to Poles and Poland. A Polish citizen since 2005. On August 25th, 1968 she protested on Red Square in Moscow against the intervention of the Warsaw Pact forces in Czechoslovakia. Until 1972 imprisoned at the psychiatric asylum in Kazan and Butyrka in Moscow.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights • Women.
Location. 51° 6.638′ N, 17° 1.889′ E. Marker is in Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, in Wrocław Powiat. Marker is at the intersection of Rynek Ratusz and Rynek, on the right when traveling north on Rynek Ratusz. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Rynek Ratusz 7-9, Wrocław, Dolnośląskie 50-106, Poland. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former department store and bookstore of the Priebatsch company (within shouting distance of this marker); Kamienica / An old house (within shouting distance of this marker); First Post-war Esperanto Organization (within shouting distance of this marker); Willy Cohn (within shouting distance of this marker); Eugeniusz Get Stankiewicz (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Piwnica Świdnicka / Świdnicka Cellar (about 120 meters away); Zabudowa placu Solnego / Houses on the Solny Square (Salt Market) Dawny dom handlowy firmy Louis Lewy Jr. / Former department store of the Louis Lewy Jr. company (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrocław.
Also see . . .
1. Natalya Gorbanevskaya (Wikipedia). "Natalya Yevgenyevna Gorbanevskaya (Russian: Ната́лья Евге́ньевна Горбане́вская, 26 May 1936, Moscow – 29 November 2013, Paris) was a Russian poet, a translator of Polish literature and a civil-rights activist. She was one of the founders and the first editor of A Chronicle of Current Events (1968–1982). On 25 August 1968, with seven others, she took part in the 1968 Red Square demonstration against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. In 1970 a Soviet court sentenced Gorbanevskaya to incarceration in a psychiatric hospital. She was released from the Kazan Special Psychiatric Hospital in 1972, and emigrated from the USSR in 1975, settling in France. In 2005, she became a citizen of Poland." (Submitted on June 15, 2018.)
2. Natalia - written and performed by Joan Baez in 1975 (YouTube, 5 min.) . (Submitted on June 18, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.