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Plaque commemorates the 15000 Polish Prisoners of War who were murdered by the Soviet Security NKVD on Joseph Stalin's orders in April 1940 in Katyn and in other places within the former U.S.S.R. The plaque commemorates the 55th anniversary of the event.

Location

Address:164 Harrington Street, St Marys Cathedral, Hobart, 7000
State:TAS
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.88263
Long: 147.317862
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 17th April, 1995
Front Inscription

In memory of 15,000 Polish Prisoners of War murdered by the Soviet Security NKVD on Stalin's orders in April 1940 in Katyn and in other places in USSR

W Holdzie

Polskich jengow wojennych pomordowanych przez sowiecke NKWD na Rozkaz Stalina w kwietnie 1940 roku w Katyniu i innych miejscach na terenie risji sowieckiej

R. I. P. 

Presented by the Polish Ex-Servicemen's Association, Hobart, 0n 17th April, 1995 to commemorate the 55th anniversary of this tragic event

This memorial plaque
was funded by a grant
from Australia Remembers
1945 - 1995

Source: MA
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