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POLISH SOLDIERS MEMORIAL PLAQUE

 

Artwork

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Polish Soldiers Memorial Plaque

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Copper Plaque with Image-in-Relief Mounted on Wall
 

Plaque

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Description

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Plaque contains image-in-relief of a soldier with partial skeleton reveal surrounded by a divine figure, trees, human skulls, and skeletal hands. Inscription on plaque reads: "In memory of the 15,000 Polish soldiers massacred at Katyn Forest, 1940-1980. Polish-American Citizens Org. and Polonia Buffalo." Inscription on smaller commemorative plaque reads: "This plaque was presented to the people of the City of Buffalo by the Polish-American Citizens Organization in memory of their fellow brothers -prisoners of war - Massacred by Soviet Russia at Katyn Forest in the Spring of 1940. Mayor James D. Griffin was assisted in the unveiling of this plaque on April 27, 1980 by family members of those polish officers murdered at Katyn."
 

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Location History

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 City Hall Lobby Display May 2004 Yes

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