Polish Institute of National Remembrance slams plan to remove the Katyn Monument in Jersey City


The Institute of National Remembrance is deeply troubled by the recent tweet sent out by the Mayor of Jersey City, Steven Fulop, informing the community of his plans to remove the Katyn Memorial and to put it into storage, without giving a definite date for its return to the spot it has occupied since 1991. This unusual form of communication, without involving stakeholders or open meetings is disconcerting.

This Katyn Memorial, which was erected through the efforts of the Polish immigrant community, many of whom had spent the wartime years in conditions that the world has only recently begun to see again, was erected to commemorate not only their suffering but that of the victims of the Katyn Massacre. These victims were not solely Polish citizens, but…

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