Bzibzioh: Zbigniew Cybulski, died there trying to catch the train
I remember there being a plaque or something, near the ground where he died. Odd that they would choose to commemorate an actor (whom acted rather recklessly), and yet there's no plaque for the thousands that were trampled or froze to death during Festung Breslau.
It is not "odd" that Poles would put up a plaque commemorating Zbigniew Cybulski because he was the star of some of Poland's most beloved films. He starred in both Ashes and Diamonds
as well as The Saragossa Manuscript
. The former is one of very few Polish movies that I have seen shown on American television and Cybulski was so incredibly cool in it that it leaves no doubt as to why Poles, a people not adverse to stylishness, would love this actor. The Saragossa Manuscript
is the cinematic adaptation of the classic Gothic tales found in the incredible Jan Potocki's Manuscript Found at Saragossa
and the film is renown, the world over, amongst cinemaphiles as a masterpiece. Luis Brunel himself, who before seeing The Saragossa Manuscript
, had never wanted to watch a film twice, wanted to watch the film again immediately.
Yes Cybulski acted recklessly but that is because he was a reckless person. Like a noble Pole he lived dangerously and he truly deserves to be remembered.