On 12 October 2023, yet another Soviet monument was demolished, this time in Łubnice, Poland. It was one of the 38 communist monuments taken down in the last 16 months.Next month, the IPN Office for Commemorating the Struggle and Martyrdom is going to unveil a monument erected in its place, dedicated to the victims of totalitarian regimes.
"The Soviets, who had taken these territories from the Germans, began rounding up Polish patriots and sending them to labor camps. They subjected the civilian population to deep repression, committing murder and rape on the very lands they were supposed to liberate . . . The Polish communists put up this propaganda object to honor the people who murdered, raped, and destroyed Polish cultural heritage . . . We won't stop removing these communist propaganda objects looming in free and independent Poland, until the last one has disappeared," said the IPN President Karol Nawrocki.
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