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Warsaw. Residents can choose the name for the roundabout at Żegańska and Dworcowa

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The Wawer district is looking for a name for the roundabout at the intersection of Żegańska and Dworcowa streets. Citizens can submit proposals. This is possible in two ways: online or by voting card available at the office.

“We want to know your opinion on naming the roundabout at the intersection of Żegańska and Dworcowa streets. You can also submit your proposal!” – says the Wawer District Office in a communiqué.

Answers will be selected from the responses submitted by residents the three names with the most votes. You can vote in two ways. The first is the filling online survey prepared by the office. The second vote by filling in the ballot paper. It is available at the Residents’ Service Department of the Wawer District Office at 1a Żegańska Street, at the information desk from 5 to 9 June. The ranking list will be presented to the Municipal Naming Committee. The next step will be to review the proposal by the committee.

Rules for submitting names

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The submitted proposal should be accompanied by a short biographical note regarding the future patron of the roundabout. The name should comply with the rules of the Polish language. Commemorative names derived from surnames, names or other foreign-language designations are created in accordance with the original spelling in a given language, in the Latin alphabet, using diacritics appropriate for a given language, or in a Polish version, if such a version is allowed by the relevant sources.

Commemorative names derived from surnames, pseudonyms or other descriptions of persons are given five years after the death of the commemorated person. Giving such a name within five years of the death of the person being commemorated is possible only in exceptional cases, if the Mayor of Warsaw applies for such a derogation to the Council of Warsaw.

Submitted proposals cannot be ridiculing or humiliating or difficult to use on a daily basis, such as multi-word names, obscure names, foreign expressions. They also cannot repeat existing names.

Proposals submitted by residents to the committee

The proposals submitted by the residents to the representatives of the Culture and Sport Committee of the Wawer Warszawa District Council are:

Karol Jakub Hanneman (1850-1937)

Communication Engineer, studies in St. Petersburg. He worked in the Ministry of Public Works: he built bridges, railway lines, canals. Initiator of moving Falenica to the east. In 1888, he bought the Błota estate, later the village of Falenice, and on his initiative Falenickie Villas were built.

Friend Jerzy Jelinski (1901-1986)

During World War II. involved in the fight against the occupier (arms for the Home Army were kept in his house). He was active in the Volunteer Fire Department in Stara Miłosno. He traveled around the world by car: May 30, 1926-October 31, 1928.

Orest Pegierski (1926-2011)

He took his first steps in the Home Army during the war. He created scouting structures. From 1947 he lived in Marysin Wawerski, in 1953 he moved to Anin. From 1988, he was active in the Anin Housing Estate Committee, later in the Anin Housing Estate Council, of which he became the chairman. Since 1995, the mayor of the Wawer commune.

In 1911, he initiated and became the first president of the Fire Brigade in Kaczy Dół, and from 1928 on the board of the Fire Brigade in Międzylesie. In 1906, he founded Fabryka Wyrobów Drucianych on purchased several hectares of land, of which he was the owner and president. In 1931 Chrzanowski’s “Palace” was adopted as a school.

Gen. Zbigniew Scibor-Rylski (1917-2018)

He was a soldier of the Home Army, a participant in the Warsaw Uprising. After the war, he worked as a technical inspector at United Economic Works. From the 1960s he lived in Radość. In 1997-2018, president of the Main Board of the Association of Warsaw Insurgents.

Stefania Baczynska (1890-1953)

A Polish language teacher, she came from a Jewish family. She organized clandestine classes in Wawer from November 1939 in Eugenia Ossowska’s private kindergarten and primary school, in the upper classes of the elementary school. The sets were subordinated to the Władysław IV Gymnasium.

The Wolframs settled in Kujawy in the 17th century. Emil was educated as a master of precision mechanics. In 1898 he settled in Wawer. In the 1930s he built a brick house at Płowiecka Street. Before World War I, he held the office of the mayor of the Wawer village several times, in 1920 he became the mayor of the Wawer commune, he was a councilor and a member of the poviat assembly. He built Wał Miedzeszyński and two schools. He was active during the war in the underground, later in the Agricultural Circle and the Hunting Association.

Maria Goncerzewicz (1917-2020)

She graduated from a junior high school in Częstochowa. During the occupation, she worked in the Polish Department of Commerce, in 1943 she began attending clandestine classes at the Faculty of Medicine, in 1949 she obtained her medical diploma. She has published over 300 scientific papers, mainly in the field of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Child Nutrition. In 1976, she became the first Director of the Children’s Health Center in Międzylesie.

Julian Ochorowicz (1850-1917)

Psychologist, philosopher, poet, inventor and publicist. He graduated from the junior high school in Radzymin. Master of Philosophy – Tsarist University of Warsaw 1871, 1874 Leipzig – Doctor of Philosophy, 1882 Lviv – Habilitated Doctor at the Faculty of Psychology and Philosophy. He lived in Wisła in Cieszyn Silesia from 1899. He died at Krucza 44 in Warsaw.

Biographies from the district office website.

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