June 1956 Events Monument

June 1956 Events Monument, Poznan: Address, Phone Number, June 1956 Events Monument Reviews: 4.5/5

June 1956 Events Monument
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  • Poznań Główny Station • 9 min walk
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Baross
Spikkestad, Norway1,652 contributions
Nov 2021
From 28 to 30 of June 1956 there was massive protest against the communist way to lead Poland and 100000 people meet at city center to protest.

The government decided to stop the demonstration and comes up with 10000 soldiers and 400 tanks.

History books say that 57 people died but they can not be confirmed some say its over 100. Hundreds of people was injuiry.

The protest people wanted better work conditions and not so much communism thinking in Poland.

Some say that this was the start on the end of communism in Poland.

There was more monuments about this in Poznan I will choose two of my photo. The biggest statue is called the June 1956 events monument.
Written December 8, 2021
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YvoVandenbempt
Bierbeek, Belgium94 contributions
Sep 2019
This monument is easy to find opposite the Zamek Cesarski, built in 1910 which used to be the residence of the German governor of the region until 1918.
Written September 11, 2019
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chrissya
Clunes, Australia50 contributions
Apr 2019
A moving memorial to the Poles who endeavoured to fight for the freedom of the people of Poland, a must see.
Written August 6, 2019
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kazu17
Fontenay-sous-Bois, France103 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
This place is before the center of Poznan (8 min by walk).
It's a nice and clean place, perfect for your appointment.
There are many tramway and bus around for going at the airport or Poznan's suburbs
Written July 29, 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,993 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Two giant gray crosses and (smaller) the head of a Polish eagle were placed on this central location in Poznan in 1981. The crosses are tied with ropes (chained).

Twenty five years earlier this place -at the time called Stalin square- was the scene of mass protest against the Soviet installed regime. Workers from the Cegielski factories went on strike and a mass demonstration with approximately 100,000 people was held. The authorities reacted with violence: 400 tanks and 10,000 soldiers moved in and opened fire. Scores of people were killed and injured.

In retrospect the June 1956 events, that took place just months after Chroestjov's announcement of De-stalinization in February 1956, were just a prelude to massstrikes and protests in the 1980s that eventually led to restoration of Polish independence in 1989.
Written July 27, 2019
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
The sad event in Poznan in 1956 was well known in Hungary too - the Hungarian revolution was also in 1956. But this monument is much more better than the ones in our country.
Written June 23, 2019
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Krakow_55
Bulle, Switzerland101 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
During the Cold War many 'westerners' didn't know the real events and truth of the awful lies and suppression the communist regime imposed. The heroic tragedy in Poznan is an example of when there are no alternatives and a need to resist the communist oppression that crippled Poland - take time to see the museum too so that the events are revealed to you.
Written June 16, 2019
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adrury2016
Dublin, Ireland37 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
I passed by this one day and was impressed. Its very dramatic and worth viewing. The surrounding park was nice to walk around.
Written May 27, 2019
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Misssalissa
Amsterdam, The Netherlands23 contributions
Aug 2018
The way how this place looks like somehow doesn't fit for me anymore. The crosses are too massive and somehow bringing you to the ground and gray polish reality. Tho it's a good meet-up spot, can't miss it.
Written April 15, 2019
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Biteviye
Izmir, Turkey397 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
on my way to leaving the city I stoppped by and had my picture than keep going. I can say its not bad
Written November 25, 2018
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