9/11 memorial light & Katyn Memorial

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UploadedNovember 29, 2008
TakenSeptember 12, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D50
Exposure1/30 sec at f/1.4
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
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On the Jersey City waterfront there is thee Katyn Memorial:
" A few weeks after Nazi Germany invaded Poland in 1939, the Soviets rounded up about 15,000 Polish officers for mass execution in Russia's Katyn Forest.

The Soviets blamed the Nazis for that execution and it wasn't until 1989—only shortly before the collapse of the USSR—when the Kremlin finally admitted that it was the Soviet NKVD who was responsible for the Katyn Massacre.

It's memorialized by this statue by Andrzej Pitynski in Jersey City depicting a Polish officer, blindfolded with his arms bound behind his back, impaled by a rifle bayonet.

The east side of the pedestal also has a bronze relief of starving masses to depict the two million Polish civilians who were relocated to Siberia and perished, seen in this second photograph of the statue.
This photo was taken the night of the 9/11 memorial lights in NYC. (9-11-08)
Two tragedies memorialized. Two remembrances of Man's inhumanity to man.

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