To save the Old Powązki

Kwesta 2014 (GM) The collecting group: M. Balicka, J. Kurowska Ciechańska, A. Karczmarczyk – SKM , J. Kaźmierczak , P. Mierosławski, M. Moczulski, A. Paszke, W. Sitkiewicz – WKD.
Fot. G. Moczulski

During the two days of the 40th collection at Old Powązki Cemetery, devoted to save the monuments of this necropolis, more than 245 thousand złotys was gathered. The collection was held by 250 volunteers 6 of them were members of PARE and invited guests from SKM and Warsaw Commuter Railway (WKD). This collecting group was the most distinctive – each of the collectors was dressed in historical railway uniforms. The collection lasted from 10.00 o’clock till dusk on the All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Traditionally, one could find us by the restored grave of engineer Stanisław Wysocki, the builder of the Warsaw-Vienna railroad.

Kwesta 2014 (JB) Collectors were visited by the President of the Committee of Powązki Restoration, J. Kisielewski.
Fot. J. Brykowska

Offerings were also collected to the money box by the grave of Jerzy Waldorff, the originator of the collection. Thanks to his efforts, over the 40 years more than 1300 historical graves were restored.

After the collection, Marek Moczulski and Maria Balicka were interviewed by the Radio RDC.


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