Berling Statue

  Wał Miedzeszyński ,   Saska Kępa         31 Jan 2024

Zygmunt Berling is best remembered as the commander of the 1st Polish Army during WWII, a role that saw him honoured with his own statue in 1985. Designed by Kazimierz Danilewicz his white marble monument frequently falls foul of the vandals, and it’s not uncommon to see Berling’s hands daubed with blood red paint. That’s on account of Berling’s associations with the USSR; the 1st Polish Army was little more than a puppet wing of Stalin’s forces, and Berling’s perceived inaction during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising still rankles a great many Poles. The monument was due to be removed by the end of 2019 and placed inside the Polish Army Museum, however, on Sunday 04 August 2019, it was pulled down by a group of anti-communist protestors.


Stadion Narodowy


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