Photographing the Solidarity Monument to Fallen Shipyard Workers was one of our major projects while visiting Gdansk. Our apartment was in the centre of Gdansk and only a twenty minute walk from the monument.
The monument which was unveiled December 16th 1980 honours the people who died when the shipyard workers strike in 1970 was suppressed by the government. Its location is next to gate 2 of the Gdansk Shipyards.
|Solidarity Monument to Fallen Shipyard Workers|
|Plaques in front of the Monument|
In front of the monument are five plaques, each in a different language, the one in English reads
Memorial of the Fallen Shipyard Workers 1970 A token of the everlasting remembrance of the slaughter victims. A warning to rulers that no social conflict in our country can be resolved by force a sign of hope for fellow-citizens that evil need not prevail.
|Father Jerzy Popieluszco|
Around the perimeter can be found further memorials and plaques amongst them one dedicated to Father Jerzy Popieluszco, Roman Catholic Priest, a champion of the banned trade union Solidarity, kidnapped and murdered 1984 and beautified in 2010.
All our photographs of The Solidarity Monument to Shipyard workers can be viewed at
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Useful links about Solidarity and Gdansk