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2008 | 3 | 11-20
Article title

OSSÓW – WROTA BITWY WARSZAWSKIEJ 1920 ROKU – PARK KULTUROWY NA HISTORYCZNYM SZLAKU

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Title variants
EN
OSSÓW – GATES OF THE BATTLE OF WARSAW 1920 – A CULTURAL PARK ON A HISTORICAL TRAIL
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
'The Ossów - Gates of the Battle of Warsaw 1920' cultural park, established on 20 April 2009 to commemorate the battle waged near Warsaw in 1920, is the first example of this sort of cultural landscape protection in the voivodeship of Mazovia. The battles waged on 13-14 August 1920 in the region of the villages of Ossów and Lesniakowizna possess a symbolical dimension associated with the first during that war withdrawal of the enemy and the heroic battlefield death of Rev. Ignacy Skorupka, an army chaplain. The victorious Battle of Warsaw of 1920 was a breakthrough in the Polish-Bolshevik war of 1919-1921. Poland, which had only recently regained her independence, was envisaged by the Bolsheviks as a mere tactical target since at the time they were involved in attempts at starting a revolution in Germany and countries that emerged after the dissolution of Austro-Hungary. In 2004 the self-government of the commune of Wolomin turned to the National Heritage Board of Poland with a request to devise the protection and administration of the historical site in Ossów as well as its historical, natural and landscape assets. A study on the cultural properties of the region of the village of Ossóow and its environs, conducted in 2005, proposed a cultural park as a form of protection together with a delineation of its area and motions for the future plans of the commune. The establishment of the cultural park was inaugurated by three neighbouring communes: Wolomin, Salonika and Kobylka as well as the county of Wolomin. The outcome of these undertakings was presented at, i.a. two discussions organised by the Regional Centre for the Study and Documentation of Historical Monuments in Warsaw as part of the Conservation Fridays held at the Royal Castle in Warsaw (2007 and 2009). The participants proposed, i.a. building in the village a museum that would fulfil the function of an information-educational centre along the trail of the Battle of Warsaw of 1920, a project prepared by Nizio Design International. A cultural park and the conception of the centre were suggested for the 'Miracle on the Vistula Trail', devised by the Mazovian Regional Tourist Organisation. The cooperation programme relating to the creation of a cultural park encompassed also archaeological excavations carried out in Polakowa Gorka. Research conducted with the application of specialist geophysical apparatus ended with the discovery of two mass graves of Bolshevik soldiers and numerous preserved objects. A presentation of the results of the excavations took place in Ossów as part of the European Heritage Days 2009 educational programme at an exhibition held with the participation of the National Heritage Board of Poland.
Year
Issue
3
Pages
11-20
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Dates
published
2008
Contributors
  • historyk sztuki, absolwentka Instytutu Historii Sztuki Uniwersytetu Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego. W latach 1999-2003 pracowała w Wojewódzkim Urzędzie Ochrony Zabytków w Warszawie, obecnie jest dyrektorem Regionalnego Ośrodka Badań i Dokumentacji Zabytków w Warszawie. W ramach działalności zawodowej zajmuje się wykonywaniem dokumentacji i prac studialnych dotyczących obszarów o wartościach historycznych, a także propagowaniem wiedzy na temat sprawowania ochrony i opieki nad zabytkami oraz promocją dziedzictwa kulturowego. Sporządzała również dokumentacje dawnych Kresów RP dla Ministerstwa Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego. Bierze udział w organizowaniu cyklu spotkań w ramach Piątków Konserwatorskich na Zamku Królewskim w Warszawie. Jest współautorką książki „Skała nad Zbruczem – dzieje, architektura, budownictwo”., mazowsze@kobidz.pl
  • Margarita Szulinska, Krajowy Osrodek Badan i Dokumentacji Zabytków, ul. Szwolezerów 9, 00-464 Warszawa, Poland; www.zabytek.pl
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
10PLAAAA07999
ISSN
0029-8247
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.85f16894-03ee-3f97-88b4-e6198f54fbf4
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