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There is a square hole cut in the Wall of Memory and the bell is hang there. On the bell there is a face with inscription below: leader of Warsaw Uprising Gen. Antoni Chrusciel, pseudonym "Monter" ("installer" in Polish). There are always flowers and candles below on the ground. The Polish inscription on the wall below says: When I fall down in fight, give me the name, my hard, soldier's earth. Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski, "Masovia", June, 26, 1943. And below: they died in the Warsaw Uprising 1944.
Let me explain.
1. Baczynski was a Polish poet and Home Army soldier. As soon as the Warsaw Uprising broke out he joined the "Parasol" (Umbrella) battalion that was a Scouting battalion of the Home Army. He was killed in action by a German sniper on August 4, 1944 (at age 23) and is buried on Powazki Cemetery together with his wife killed a month after him.
2. Antoni Chrusciel (1895 - 1960) was the Commander of the Home Army's Warsaw District during the Warsaw Uprising. After defeat he was POW in German Oflags: Langwasser (Land Hessen) and Colditz (Land Sachsen) liberated by the US Army. He lived in London. Communist authorities in Poland stripped his Polish citizenship in 1946. He moved to Washington, DC in 1956 where he worked as an interpreter and lawyer till death. Thanks to numerous Polish Americans he was burried in The Cemetery of the national Shrine of Our Lady Cxestochowa in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. His ashes were transferred to Poland and laid at Powazki Cemetery in Warsaw a day before 60th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising which was celebrated with great honour in presence of US Secretary of State Colin Powell and German Chanceloir Schroeder. Monter's daughter said: "Our father always had hope that something would change in Poland and he would be able to return."
Address: Ul. Grzybowska 79, 00-844 Warszawa; Polska
Directions: In centre - some 1.3 km northwest of Central Railway Station. Entrance and parking in Przyokopowa St. (one-way: only northward traffic). Map here
Phone: +48 (22) 539 79 01
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