Monuments are outdoor sculptures that commemorate a famous person, event, or idea. They are often placed in important city districts to not only beautify, but also lend national or local character and values to that district. The creation and placement of monuments is not cheap and is usually handled with significant deliberation or decided by power social or political forces. The removal of a monument is also usually a significant event, showing shifts or conflicts with the values and character of a society. In short, monuments are fascinating and important pieces of urban planning.

Memorial Route of Jewish Martyrdom and Struggle in Warsaw

All around Warsaw, there are reminders of the historic Jewish presence. Though Warsaw has experienced incredible change and development since WWII, the city has taken special care to ensure that the plight of the Warszavian Jewish community will never be forgotten. In the location of the former Warsaw ghetto are several memorials that educate passerbys […]

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