The Cichociemni Square in Rzeszów


The Cichociemni Square in Rzeszów is situated on a small hill in the city center, on the outskirts of the Old Town. In the fourteenth century, there was a mayor's manor in this place, then an artillery and observation tower was erected here on the hillfort, and later burgher houses, which were finally demolished during the German occupation. The square was revitalized by architect Władysław Hennig according to the design of the Institute of National Remembrance in Rzeszów, and in 1991 it was named the Cichociemnych Square. There are stone plaques with the names of prisoners taken to Auschwitz, an obelisk commemorating the Cichociemni, and the monument „Przejście 2001” – unveiled on October 23, 2002, a sculpture by a native of Rzeszów, Józef Szajna, who described his work as follows: „Passage 2001 is a vestibule to the new epoch, it is a symbol of the passing time and the necessity of reconciliation, here in the place where old Rzeszów collides with the new”. This also applies to Szajna himself – a prisoner of the concentration camps in Auschwitz and Buchenwald.


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