The Cemetery of the Lost Cemeteries Monument

 

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The Cemetery of the Lost Cemeteries Monument commemorates the Gdansk necropolis which was destroyed by the war and due to the post-war ideology. A small strip of land near the Corpus Christi Church reminds us of the former citizens of Gdansk whose life and toil shaped the city's rich history.


It is dedicated to the citizens of Gdansk who were once buried in one of the city’s 27 graveyards either destroyed during World War II or bulldozed on purpose after the end of the war.
The monument was designed to resemble a temple. The main memorial is surrounded by broken gravestones representing all faiths, and includes a poem by the Jewish poetess Mascha Kaleko (1912-1975), whose poetry was burned on the direct orders of Hitler in May 1933. It is located at 3 Maja Street in the park between the Church of Corpus Christi and the bus station.



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