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Monument to Silesian Insurgents in Katowice



It commemorates three Silesian uprisings.

It is situated in the centre of Katowice, not far from the event and sport arena “Spodek” and close to the building of the Silesian Museum. It is regarded as the symbol of the city – it should also have that priority because of its size and weight – as its elements have a combined weight of 61 tons. The monument commemorates three Polish armed uprisings against the German authorities of Upper Silesia. The monument has an original shape – an abstract sculpture of three flapping eagle’s wings that symbolise the Silesian uprisings.

Each of the wings commemorates one of the Silesian uprisings that took place in 1919, 1920 and 1921. They all depicted the difficult road to freedom, the bravery and heroism of the insurgents. The Monument to Silesian Insurgents is considered as one of the best designed. It was the work of two artists, Gustav Zemla who was responsible for the shape of the sculpture and the architectural concept of the monument was created by Wojciech Zablocki.

The monument was unveiled on 1st September 1967. The entire structure was cast in the Technical Equipment Factory in Gliwice which were specialised in this field. It is worth adding that this monument was donated to the city of Katowice by the public of Warsaw.

Monument to Silesian Insurgents – Katowice (woj. Slaskie)

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