We visited one burial site in Wrocław - Holy Family Cemetery. I wanted to see the monuments there:
Monument to AK - Home Army - underground military organization, the biggest in Europe, during WW2.
And the monument to Lwow Eaglets.
By pure accident we came across the grave of Bolesłąw Orliński, a famous aviator:
or a rough stone
Unusual double, but still seperate grave
I noticed a lot of graves refering to Polish martyrology during and after WW2.
Post war political prisoners, soldiers of AK
Soldier of AK, inmate at Majdanek concetration camp.
Stanisław Lwojszczyk, Katyn victim
Michał Kula, Auschwitz prisoner, died at the age of 56. He was a member of the metal workshop brigade which maintained camp machinery, after the war he testified for Nuremberg trials.
The inscription on the grave reads - to Michałek (dimunitive of Michał), grateful mates.
He made such lamps for prisoners:
After his death, his daughter donated to the Auschwitz Museum the pictures he received from grateful inmates:
Poland. The good and the bad. Bring it on.
Let`s start with the nasty Wrocłąw.
What makes Wrocław a disgusting place?
A few things which remind me of Krakow:
A lot of bumpy roads:
which, additionally, are narrow in the center and cars drive on tram track.
Too many long straight streets with drab, even scruffy houses which could look great if repainted. Practically, most houses (except the ones in the Market Square or newly erected ones) in Wrocław are greyish or even black from pollution and lack of maintanance.
Of course, there are renovated houses in the city but I just hate to see such contrasts anywhere:
Another thing which made me disappointed with Wrocław. I found out that the post-war reconstruction of Wrocław is a myth. They rebuilt the city but it didn`t mean reconstruction, unfortunately. :(:(:(:(
I had thought that at least the Old Town had been reconstructed in the pre-war shape. Imagine my disgust when, standing in the Main Square, I could see those banal socialist blocks of flats next to it. Oh, my God.
We had come across them walking to the Main Square and I had started wondering: where am I? In medieval Wrocław or in Nowa Huta district in Krakow?
When we left the Square and went eastwards, we were still haunted by those ugly fillings:
In Poland`s Riddle Thread I asked how many architectonic styles are visible here. With a tongue in my cheek but also tears in my eyes.
To see the mixed architecture of Wrocław, you should climb the church tower:
I hated that view.