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National Katyń Memorial

National Katyń Memorial
Location Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Material Bronze, granite
Height 56 feet (17 m)
Completion date 2000
Dedicated to Victims of the Katyn massacre

The National Katyń Memorial is a monument in Baltimore, Maryland, which memorializes the victims of the 1940 Katyn massacre of Polish nationals carried out by Soviet forces. Baltimore's Polish-American community was instrumental in having the monument built. The monument was unveiled in 2000 and is the tallest statue in Baltimore. The statue itself is 44 feet high, the whole monument, with base, is 56 feet.[1]

The statue by sculptor Andrzej Pitynski[2] was delivered from Poland and established in the Inner Harbor East at the Aliceanna and President streets.[3]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Monumental dream realized". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  2. ^ "Monument to a massacre little known", Baltimore Sun, May 31, 1997
  3. ^ "In Baltimore City Katyn memorial to be dedicated next...", Baltimore Sun, October 05, 2000

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Coordinates: 39°16′59.44″N 76°36′6″W / 39.2831778°N 76.60167°W / 39.2831778; -76.60167