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Westerplatte is a special place. Unique stories full of emotions and secrets are associated with it. It was there that the German battleship Schleswig Holstein that arrived to Gdańsk seemingly peacefully shot the first shots in the direction of the Polish station at 4:48 on September 1, 1939. Unfortunately, that was the beginning of the WWII. In that place, Polish soldiers bravely resisted the German attackers for 7 days. On September 7, major Henryk Sucharski made the decision to capitulate due to the unequal fight and growing losses among the Polish soldiers. Many soldiers who survived the defence of the Westerplatte were taken prisoner.
A Monument to Westerplatte Defenders commemorating these events is one of the things to visit in Westerplatte.