Description of the statue of Hieronim Dekutowski in Cracow
Hieronim Dekutowski „Zapora”, officer of the Polish Army, fought against the Germans during their invasion on Poland in September 1939 and defended France in 1940. Having undergone a special training in the United Kingdom, he was parachuted into the occupied Poland in 1943. As a Cichociemny („Silent Unseen”) and Commander of the Directorate for Subversion of the Home Army in the Lublin region, he performed over 80 combat and subversion operations against the Germans. After the Soviet rule started in 1944, he was in charge of the troops of the Freedom and Independence Movement. Following a brutal interrogation, he was murdered by the Communists in 1949.