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Cmentarz Bohaterów Bydgoszczy

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Cemetery of the Heroes of Bydgoszcz - a martyrdom necropolis in Bydgoszcz. [source: Wikipedia, 1941096]
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[source: Wikipedia, 1941096]
Poland
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Location
The cemetery is located in the eastern part of the park on Wzgórze Wolności in Bydgoszcz. [source: Wikipedia, 1941096]
History
The cemetery of the Heroes of Bydgoszcz was founded in 1946 in the area of 0.66 ha Umiński, Janusz: Bydgoszcz. Guide, Regional Branch of PTTK Szlak Brdy Bydgoszcz 1996 . It is located in a place where from 1913 there was a Bismarck tower, renamed the Freedom tower in 1920 and blown up in 1928 by the decision of the Bydgoszcz city council, because it was considered a symbol of Prussian nationalism Romaniuk Marek: Bismarck Tower in Bydgoszcz. [w.] Materials for the history of culture and art of Bydgoszcz and the region. Book 6. Workshop of Documentation and Popularization of Monuments of the Provincial Culture Center in Bydgoszcz. Bydgoszcz 2001 . The necropolis hides the body of 1169 inhabitants of Bydgoszcz murdered during the Nazi occupation in the city (including in the Old Market Square), in the Death Valley and in the suburban forests. These corpses were exhumed in 1946-1948 and were buried ceremoniously in the cemetery . [source: Wikipedia, 1941096]
Characteristic
At the central point of the necropolis there are urns with the ashes of 100 Bydgoszcz inhabitants shot in Otorowo in October 1939. At the cemetery buried, among others, of the city councilors shot on October 5, 1939: Kazimierz Beyer, Jan Góralewski and Eng. Tadeusz Janicki, dozens of teachers executed on November 1, 1939 in Death Valley and priests, representatives of free professions, craftsmen and workers. In the central part of the cemetery there are symbolic graves of the city's presidents from the interwar period murdered by the Nazis: Leon Barciszewski and Bernard Śliwiński, journalist and councilor Konrad Fiedler, merchant Marian Maczuga, vice president Mieczysław Nawrowski, commander of the Civil Guard Stanisław Pałaszewski and parish priest Józef Schulz. Nearby there is a commemorative plaque and a urn with the ashes of Bydgoszcz inhabitants murdered in concentration camps . In the northern part of the cemetery there is a cross with a field altar, and in the north-west part, on a pedestal - a plaque commemorating the Jews of Bydgoszcz (1949, designed by Piotr Triebler). Near the cemetery gate there is a monument (from 1985) in honor of 50 soldiers and officers of the National Battalion of Bydgoszcz murdered in Boryszew near Sochaczew on September 22, 1939 for alleged participation in the so-called Bloody Sunday in Bydgoszcz on September 3, 1939 . The cemetery gate is a gift of Bydgoszcz craftsmen from 1967. It is decorated with the emblem of the Grunwald Cross and the coat of arms of the city of Bydgoszcz and two stylized crosses . [source: Wikipedia, 1941096]
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