Wasn't he a notorious alcoholic and dreadful military man?
Yes, he was. During Bolshevik Revolution he fought on the Reds` side and later against Poles. Stayed in the Soviet Union, became a military intelligence agent. Fought in Spain against Franco. During German Soviet war he was removed from his position for alcoholism and incompetence. Made a commander of Polish troops created by Stalin, sent them to certain death with his crazy orders. Germans scored their last great victory in WW2 thanks to Świerczewski.
I'm sorry to see the monument go, because those PRL-era monuments are part of history for me. I know it's different for you
No delph, scum like that doesn `t deserve monuments. He had blood on his hands. It is not Finland where Finns still keep monuments to Tsar Alexander from the times when Finland was a Russian domain and today Fins remember the tsar as a good ruler.
Świerczewski was a traitor of Poland cause he prefered the Soviet Union and fought hard for the victory of communism in the world. Keeping that monument here was spitting into the faces of all victims of communism.
I agree with keeping the PRL monuments because its still a part of history. I don't see what purpose destroying them serves.
Not all communist monuments are bad. I am also against blind destruction of all PRL era stuff. But in case of Świerczewski, it was historical justice.