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138/140 Wolska Street. The St. Jan Klimak Eastern Orthodox church.
Wolska street number 138/140. The St. Jan Klimak Eastern Orthodox church.
The Orthodox church was built in the years 1903-1905.
It was damaged in course of WW II. During the slaughter of Wola in August 1944 Germans murdered clergymen of this place, their families as well as children who had stayed in the Orthodox home for orphans that had been organized by the parish.
After the war the Orthodox church was rebuilt.

On the wall that cordons the church one can see a plaque commemorating 60 people who were executed by Germans on August 5, 1944 and 1500 remains of the inhabitants of Wola who, having been murdered, were burnt in the cemetery nearby.
On the churchyard there are graves of:
- the executed and burnt by Germans in August 1944 children from the Orthodox orphanage of the St. John parish in Wola;
- the executed and burnt on August 5, 1944 four Orthodox inhabitants of Wola.
On the church wall there is a plaque in memory of Orthodox followers of this parish, casualties of German invaders, also in the Warsaw Uprising 1944.

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written by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz
pictures taken by: Krzysztof Breiter, Andrzej Jagiełłowicz and Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz
translated by: Monika Ałasa

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