September 1, 1939, is forever etched in the history books as the day World War II began. The world would never be the same again, and it started here with Danzig/Gdańsk as the opening gambit in Hitler’s vile master plan. The city and its people were to pay an incredibly high price and once war was over, there was little of the city and few of its people left. Many of the places involved in key events during the war have either been rebuilt or their remains preserved and the city is home to the Museum of the Second World War built as a further attempt to preserve the memory of what began here for future generations to learn from.
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In the southwest corner of the peninsula is a huge, 25-metre monument made of 236 granite blocks. The work of the architect Adam Haupt and sculptor Franciszek …
This cemetery on the Westerplatte peninsula contains the bodies of the 15 men who died during the first engagement of World War II when Nazi Germany launched …