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PL: Monument for Deaf Insurgents

PL: Monument for Deaf Insurgents Warsaw

Plac Trzech Krzyży,
00-535 Warszawa, Poland

At the Institute of the Deaf at pl. Of the Three Crosses in Warsaw (Poland), there is a monument dedicated to the memory of deaf soldiers of the Home Army. The monument commemorates the alumni of the Institute who took part in the Warsaw Uprising as soldiers of the Home Army.

It was an unprecedented in history that deaf people participated in the conspiracy, and later in fights.

The rich history of the fights of deaf soldiers during the Warsaw Uprising and exemplary attitudes still arouse admiration and respect - wrote General Zbigniew Scibor-Rylski, president of the Association of Warsaw Insurgents, to the participants of the ceremony.

The monument was unveiled by Karol Stefaniak, a participant in the uprising, who in 1944 was 13 years old, and the great-grandson of a member of a battalion of deaf soldiers, also a graduate of the Institute. - The Institute of the Deaf is included in the map of our city, it seems that it has always existed.

Students and teachers associated with the Institute are the quintessence of what is Warsaw, ours, and the city. - said Włodzimierz Paszyński, vice-president of Warsaw. - The Institute of the Deaf is our great memento, what is here, what is created here becomes an element of memory of what unites, not divides.


24 January 2022

24 January 2022 at the Powązki Military Cemetery we said goodbye to Mr. Karol Stefaniak, alias "Kajtek", a soldier of the WARSAW UPRISING. He was only 12 years old when he went to fight for free Poland, for Warsaw and for the Institute. He was a pupil and pupil of our school. The last living hero from the deaf insurgents platoon.