The Remains of Westerplatte Defenders Identified

In Autumn 2019 archeologists from Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk discovered the remains of 9 Westerplatte defenders. After more than 80 years, as a result of cooperation between Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, and The Institute of National Remembrance – Commission for the Prosecution of Offences against the Polish Nation it was possible to identify 5 of the fallen defenders. Today, on September 1, 2020 during morning commemoration ceremony at Westerplatte, the families of the fallen were handed in forensic identification reports by the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda.

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