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Gdańsk. Unveiling of Paweł Adamowicz’s bench

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A bronze bench has been erected in Gdańsk, on which sits the figure of the city’s mayor, Paweł Adamowicz, who was murdered five years ago. His family, as well as officials and residents of Gdańsk took part in its unveiling.

In connection with the 5th anniversary of the death of the President of Gdańsk, Paweł Adamowicz, a bench dedicated to him was unveiled on Granary Island in Gdańsk. His figure was made of bronze. As the author of the bench describes it – “the president is smiling and has an inviting hand outstretched.” The backrest of the bench is decorated with a city panorama.

The author of the bench design is Andrzej RenesTVN24

The author of the project is the Warsaw sculptor Andrzej Renes, whose monuments include, among others: Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński and Stefan Starzyński, and in Gdańsk a monument to the victims Smolensk disaster in the chapel of St. Dorota of St. Mary’s Basilica, as well as Danuta “Inka” Siedzikówna.

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The unveiling of the bench on Sunday was attended by the family of the murdered person, as well as officials and residents of Gdańsk.

Unveiling of Paweł Adamowicz’s benchTVN24

– I am very happy that this bench was built here. In the place where people actually spend time, in fact all year round, dad sits – said the deceased’s daughter, Antonina Adamowicz, during the unveiling.

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On January 13, 2019, before 8 p.m., on the stage of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity in the center of Gdańsk, Paweł Adamowicz delivered a ceremonial speech. A few minutes later, he was stabbed by a 27-year-old attacker. The attacker was a recidivist, Stefan Wilmont from Gdańsk, previously convicted of, among others, for robberies. For the murder of Adamowicz, Wilmont was illegally sentenced in March 2023 to life imprisonment. The appeal process will start in court next week. On January 14, 2019, doctors from the University Clinical Center, where Adamowicz underwent several hours of surgery, announced his death. Paweł Adamowicz died at the age of 53. He was a legal advisor, a local government official and the mayor of Gdańsk for 21 years. Adamowicz’s funeral took place on January 19, 2019. The urn with the ashes of the president of Gdańsk was placed in St. Mary’s Basilica in Gdańsk.

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