Pomnik Lotnika (Aviator’s Monument)

square at the crossing of Żwirki i Wigury avenue and Wawelska street
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square at the crossing of Żwirki i Wigury avenue and Wawelska street

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The monument was created to commemorate Polish aviators fallen during wars fought by Poland in the years 1918–1920. Originally, the monument was located at Unii Lubelskiej square, now it can be found at the crossing of Żwirki i Wigury and Wawelska. The author of the monument is Edward Wittig.

In 1943 the monument was removed from the pedestal and was supposed to be melted down. Despite the fact that the monument was destroyed, inhabitants of Warsaw still looked after the remains of the monument. They would regularly adorn the base of the monument with flowers. This way the monument served an important social role giving hope for victory.

On September 9, 1967 solemn unveiling of the reconstructed Aviator’s Monument took place at the crossing of Wawelska and Żwirki i Wigury.

march, 2021

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