• March 22, 2019
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The streets in Nowa Wilejka already bear the names of insurgents

Nameless so far streets of Nowa Wilejka have been named after the January insurgents. Previously, a lot of controversy has led to the Lithuanian versions of some surnames.

For example, Tytus Dalewski’s street was to be named Tito Daliausko. Eventually, after the discussions of historians, the self-government naming commision, monuments and commemorative plaques and politicians, the Tito Dalevskio version was released.

In Nowa Wilejka there were also streets named after Stanisław Iszora, Antoni Mackiewicz, Jan Marczewski, Julian Leśniewski, the brothers Rewkowscy, Bolesław Kołyszki and many others – mostly written in Lithuanian versions.

As emphasized by the Vilnius City Council, the insurgent tradition and the names of the heroes are important not only in the history of Lithuania and Poland, but also in Belarus and Ukraine.

Translated by Oskar Pytka within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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