Commission given by the 'Bund der Polen in Deutschland e.V.' (registered association of the Polish in Germany) to Jan de Weryha: A monument in memory of the deportees of the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 for the memorial for the victims of the Nazi concentration camp Neuengamme, Hamburg/Germany - an institution of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg / Germany.
In the presence of hundreds of persons the memorial was opened; among them were numerous representatives from politics, administration, culture, science, army, Federal Border Guard, police, church, from Germany and Poland: the writer Andrzej Szczypiorski, Monsignor Jan Sliwanski, Bishop Dr. Ignacy Jez, Bishop Dr. Hans-Jochen Jaschke, solicitor Wincenty BroniwÛj-Orlinski, Senator for Cultural Affairs in Hamburg Dr. Christina Weiss (since 2002 State Minister for Cultural and Media Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany), Janusz Kahl, the artist Jan de Weryha-Wysoczanski, Consul General for the Polish Republic Mieczyslaw Sokolowski, Vice-President of the Hamburg City Parliament Dr. Berndt Rˆder, Bishop in Hamburg M. Jepsen, Senator of the Polish Republic prof Dorota Simonides, Mayor in Bergedorf Christine Steinert, Senior Official for Cultural Affaires Gert Hinnerk Behlmer and many more.
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Unveiling of a monument in memory of the deportees of the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 at the memorial for the victims of the Nazi concentration camp Neuengamme in Hamburg on 1st September 1999. Produced by Polnische Medien Nord Magazyn Polonijny.
Jan de Weryha-Wysoczański speaks with Jadwiga Jarzębowicz in a coverage of the TVP television station Wrocław from Strzegom, broadcast on 8th July 1999 by TVP Polonia, TVP1 und TVP2 in the news programme Panorama.
Jan de Weryha-Wysoczański explains his monument project. Television programme made in the artist’s former studio in Hamburg. Produced by Polnische Medien Nord Magazyn Polonijny, no. 117, broadcast on 15th July 1999.
sites with reference to the monument