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Katyn Remembered

 
 
Katyn Remembered Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 9, 2007
1. Katyn Remembered Marker
Inscription.  When duty called they answered. When they refused the embrace of Stalin—they died. Now we commend them to the ages to be included amongst history’s martyrs.

In 1939, the Soviet Union in league with Nazi Germany attacked Poland taking into captivity thousands of its defenders. In 1940, after first being individually interrogated for potential political reliability, more than 20,000 military officers were then, one by one, brutally murdered, many being buried in mass graves in Katyn Forest near Smolensk, Russia.

Despite overwhelming evidence that the Soviets committed the Katyn massacre, they continued to deny the crime and to blame Germany. The United States and Great Britain essentially remained quiet about the issue until the Soviet Union admitted guilt in 1989. No one in the Soviet Union has ever been punished for this atrocity.

American Polania and its friends dedicate this monument as a permanent tribute to all mistreated prisoners of war, with the Katyn forest massacre serving as an extreme example. All are remembered here in prayer and reflection.

Jezeli Aapomne O Nich. Ty Boze
Katyn Memorial - Looking South image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 9, 2007
2. Katyn Memorial - Looking South
This abstract bronze sculpture by Andrzei Pitynski (1947– ) consists of a flame enclosing three suspended figures with their hands bound behind their backs.
W. Niebie Zapomnij O Mnie. • Should I forget them may God in Heaven forget me. —Adam Mickiewicz
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 39° 16.977′ N, 76° 36.059′ W. Marker is in Harbor East in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of President Street and Aliceanna Street, in the median on President Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President Street Station (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baltimore Riot Trail (about 600 feet away); Living Classrooms Foundation's East Harbor Campus (about 700 feet away); The Inner Harbor Water Wheel (about 700 feet away); Discover Little Italy: A Taste of the Past (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baltimore Public Works Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christopher Columbus Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Water Power: Baltimore's Economic Engine (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Baltimore Riot Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Living Classrooms Foundation (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harbor East.
 
Also see . . .  National Katyn Memorial, Baltimore, Maryland. (Submitted on April 28, 2008, by Carla Hazard Tomaszewski of Piney Point, MD, St. Mary's County.)
Katyn Memorial - Looking West image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 9, 2007
3. Katyn Memorial - Looking West
 
Right side of description. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 9, 2007
4. Right side of description.
Description of symbols in the monument. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 9, 2007
5. Description of symbols in the monument.
Left side of description. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 9, 2007
6. Left side of description.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,348 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 10, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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May. 28, 2020