64 Żytnia Street - Wola District

         The mural was created in 2022 and covers the back wall of the strip mall Delikatesy A.T.M. at 64 Żytnia Street. The authors of the painting are supporters of the Legia football club.
         There is the bust of a young insurgent wearing a helmet on the right side of the mural.
         To the left there is a fragment of the insurgent song entitled "Warsaw Children" composed by Stanisław Ryszard Dobrowolski aka "Goliard":

         The Warsaw Children, we will go into the fray,
         For each of your stone, our Capital, we will shed our blood...

         Nearby, there is a square dedicated to the family of Lilpop, whose members were distinguished for their services for the district of Wola. At the end of the 19th century, Stanisław Lilpop, a Polish industrialist, set up in Wola the greatest industrial establishment in the pre-war Warsaw: "Lilpop, Rau and Loewenstein Joint-Stock Association of Industrial Companies", which proved to be a decisive step in the economic advancement of Wola. The employees of "Lilpop" were offered many benefits: insurance, company infirmary, pharmacy, savings and loans fund, financial support for trainings, nurseries and kindergartens for the employee's children.

         In August 1944, the soldiers of the "Parasol" ("Umbrella") battalion of the Home Army "Radosław" group fought a tough battle with the German enemy in this area. Most buildings on Żytnia Street were destroyed in 1944.

compiled by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz

pictures taken by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz

translated by: Beata Murzyn

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