Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Gdansk #5



The Solidarity Monument stands as a tribute to the fallen shipyard workers who died in the strike of 1970. This strike, of course, is what led to the Solidarity movement that swept the country and brought communism to its knees. This attraction was very important for us to see personally, as my husband's father was a member of the original Solidarity movement, and was imprisoned for a time as a result. The steel structure was constructed in 1980, and resides very close to the shipyards in Gdansk.

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7 comments:

Beth F said...

Wow -- Your FIL was a brave man.

Andreea said...

Yes, your father-in-law was indeed very brave. Beautiful pictures!

ds said...

Your FIL is a true hero.

Diane said...

WOW...What a tribute to your FIL's bravery. Beautiful

Susan said...

Amazing that he was a part of such a historic moment in time!

Melody said...

Beautiful!
Your FIL was a very brave man.

Dar said...

Beautiful pictures. Your FIL was indeed a brave man.