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GoPoland!: Where to Go: Warsaw: Sights: Polish Martyrs
Execution
Gate
of the
Citadel
Poland was subjugated by a number of nations whose leaders kept Warsaw in check by a variety of violent means. One such example is the Execution Gate of the Citadel (Brama Stracen) built by the Russian tsar in the 19th century.
Sites
of Public
Execution
WWII left its mark on Warsaw in more ways than one: sights of public execution are today signified by stones bearing witness to the blood which then ran in the streets.
The
Warsaw
Uprising
Warsaw's most infamous attempt to resist Nazi occupation is tellingly memorialized with the Warsaw Uprising monument at Krasinskich Square designed by W. Kucma and J. Budyn and unveiled in 1989.
Little
Insurgents
Monument
Even the children of Warsaw joined the resistance, noted in the 1944 Little Insurgent Monument on Podwale St.
Monument
of the
Ghetto
Heroes
A second, earlier and also unsuccessful uprising against the Nazis is marked by the Monument of the Ghetto Heroes which commemorates the month-long attempt by the Varsovian Jews to prevent liquidation.
Monument
of the
Killed and
Murdered
in the East
Poles not only died in Warsaw, but were also deported to the East. This fact is commemorated by the aptly-named Monument of the Killed and Murdered in the East.

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