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76 Wolska Street. The St. Adalbert church.
The church was erected in the year 1903.
It was destroyed during the warfare in September 1939. In the occupation at the area of the cemetery next to the church mass executions were carried out by Germans. During the Warsaw Uprising 1944 the church became a transitional camp for the evacuated inhabitants of the capital city. On August 8, 1944 three local priests were executed due to help they had given to prisoners.
After the war the church was being progressively rebuilt.

On the outer church wall there is a plaque with the following piece of information: during the Warsaw Uprising Germans organized here a transitional camp for the evacuated inhabitants, carrying out mass executions. On the inner church walls one can see plaques:
- commemorating the martyrdom of the inhabitants of Warsaw during the Warsaw Uprising;
- commemorating the soldiers of II Home Army District "Waligóra" as well as the inhabitants of Wola fallen and murdered by German invader during the occupation and the Warsaw Uprising;
- in memory of Lt. Stanisław Witold Lubański a.k.a. "Wit", the commander of II Region of III District Wola;
- in tmemory of Andrzej Henryk Tomaszewski a.k.a. "Kobur", the Home Army soldier of the scout battalion "Zo¶ka" the company "Rudy", the platoon "Alek", who was murdered in the concentration camp Nordhausen;
- in memory of Fr. Prelate Władysław Borowiec, the Home Army chaplain and the parish priest.

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written by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz
pictures taken by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz
translated by: Monika Ałasa

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