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    Anniversary of Wojciech Korfanty Monument Unveiling in Katowice

    The anniversary of the unveiling of the Wojciech Korfanty monument in Katowice is a momentous occasion for the inhabitants of this city and the entire history of Poland. Erected in honor of Wojciech Korfanty, a revered Polish politician and national activist, this monument symbolizes his pivotal role in shaping the nation’s identity.

    Unveiling Ceremony and Commemoration

    The unveiling ceremony of the Wojciech Korfanty monument took place on June 19, 1999, amidst the presence of hundreds of attendees, including politicians, historians, local residents, and representatives from various cities and regions of Poland. The event served as a joyous celebration of Korfanty’s profound impact on the formation of Poland’s national identity.

    Renowned sculptor Zygmunt Brachmanski is the creative mind behind the monument. The pedestal proudly bears the inscription: “Wojciech Korfanty 1873-1939. I only make one request to the Silesian people: to remain faithful to their Christian principles and their deep attachment to Poland.” This powerful tribute encapsulates Korfanty’s unwavering dedication to his principles and the people of Silesia.

    The foundation of the monument was laid on June 21, 1997, with the presence of Korfanty’s grandson, Feliks. This symbolic act was further complemented by the posthumous awarding of the Order of the White Eagle to Wojciech Korfanty, acknowledging his remarkable contributions.

    Celebrating Korfanty’s Legacy 

    The commemorative celebrations of the Wojciech Korfanty monument unveiling served as more than just an homage to a prominent politician. They provided an opportunity to reflect on the values he represented. Korfanty’s leadership extended beyond politics; he became a symbol of unity and a champion for the national rights of both Silesians and Poles. His unwavering resolve in the face of historical challenges continues to inspire admiration and exemplify steadfastness.


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