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Kraków in Kraków Powiat, Lesser Poland, Poland — Central Europe
 

Brigadier Generals Smorawiński and Mond War Memorial

 
 
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Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 22, 2018
1. Something something in Polish Marker
Inscription.  

W tym budynku
siedzibie komendy garnizonu
miasta krakowa
mieśił się sztab
6 Dywizii Piechoty
ktorej ostatnimi dowódcami
byli

Gen. Bryg. Mieczysław
Smorawiński
1893-1940
zamordowany w Katynu

Gen. Bryg. Bernard Stanisław
Mond
1887-1957

Uczestnicy walk
o niepodległość i granice
II Rzeczypospolitej
w okresie wojny
polsko-bolszewickię 1919-1920
i wojny 1939 roku
Kawalerowie Orderu
Virtuti Militari

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(English translation:)

In this building, the central command of the garrison of the city of Krakow, was housed the headquarters of the 6th Infantry Division, whose last commanders were Brigadier General Mieczyslaw Smorawiński (1893-1940), murdered at Katyn, and Brigadier General Bernard Stanislaw Mond (1887-1957). They were participants in the battle for the independence and borders of the Second Polish Republic during the Polish-Soviet War (1919-1920) and in the War of 1939 - Knights of the Order

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of Military Virtue.
 
Erected by Kadra 6. Pomorskiej Brygady.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, World IIWars, Non-US.
 
Location. 50° 3.402′ N, 19° 56.274′ E. Marker is in Kraków, Małopolska (Lesser Poland), in Kraków Powiat. Memorial is at the intersection of plac Świętej Marii Magdaleny and Kanonicza, on the right when traveling east on plac Świętej Marii Magdaleny. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Kanonicza 12, Kraków, Małopolska 31-002, Poland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Collegium Broscianum (within shouting distance of this marker); Zdzisław Jachimecki (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Wit Stwosz (about 150 meters away); Studencki Komitet Solidarności / Student Committee of Solidarity (about 210 meters away); Helena Modjeska (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Michał Stachowicz (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Władysław Orkan (approx. half a kilometer away); Andrzej Badurski (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kraków.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bernard Mond (Wikipedia). "Bernard Stanisław Mond (Spanier) (November 14, 1887 in Stanisławów – July 5, 1957
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2. Brigadier Generals Smorawiński and Mond War Memorial - wide view
in Kraków) was a Jewish general of the Polish Army in the interwar period. He fought in the First World War, Polish-Ukrainian War, Polish-Soviet War and Second World War." (Submitted on July 22, 2018.) 

2. Mieczysław Smorawiński (Wikipedia). "Brigadier General Mieczysław Makary Smorawiński (1893–1940), was a Polish military commander and officer of the Polish Army. He was one of the Polish generals identified by forensic scientists of the Katyn Commission as the victim of the Soviet Katyn massacre of 1940." (Submitted on July 22, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.) 

3. 6th Infantry Division (Poland) (Wikipedia). "Polish 6th Infantry Division (Polish: 6. Dywizja Piechoty) was a unit of the Polish Army in the interbellum period, which fought in the Polish–Ukrainian War, Polish–Soviet War and Polish September Campaign. It was formed on May 9, 1919, in the area around Kraków, its first commandant was Colonel Ignacy Pick. Between 1919 and 1920, the unit fought Ukrainian troops in eastern part of former Galicia. Then, it participated in the Polish–Soviet War, halting the advance of Soviet First Mounted Army led by General Semyon Budyonny. Several soldiers were after the conflict awarded with various orders, including the Virtuti Militari. In 1921, when hostilities
Brigadier Generals Smorawiński and Mond War Memorial - wider view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 22, 2018
3. Brigadier Generals Smorawiński and Mond War Memorial - wider view
ended, the Division returned to its bases – headquarters and most regiments were stationed in Kraków, some other regiments were garrisoned in Tarnów and Wadowice." (Submitted on July 22, 2018.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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