The event was attended by the Deputy President of the Institute of National Remembrance, Prof. Karol Polejowski and Krzysztof Cebula, Mayor of Prószków. The monument, financed by the Institute of National Remembrance, has been erected in place of the monument commemorating the Red Army, which was demolished on 23 March 2022.
The new monument was intended as a tribute to the inhabitants of Prószków who perished in January 1945, and to all victims of both German and Russian occupations.
The ceremony was also attended by the Director of the Office for Commemorating the Struggle and Martyrdom, Adam Siwek, the Director of the IPN Wrocław branch Paweł Rozdżestwieński, the Deputy Director of the IPN Opole Sub-Branch, Iwona Demczyszak, Ph.D., and representatives of local authorities.
There is no room for such memorials and symbols marked with the red star in the public space in free, independent and democratic Poland, nor in free Europe,
said the President of the IPN, Karol Nawrocki, Ph.D., during the dismantling of the monument to the Red Army in March 2022.