Officials to detail plans for moving statue marking massacre

Officials in a New Jersey community are set to disclose plans for moving a waterfront statue commemorating the 1940 massacre of Poles.

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and local Polish groups will hold a news conference Monday to provide details for relocating the Katyn Memorial. It comes just days after the two sides reached an agreement to end their acrimonious battle.

City officials wanted to move the statue as part of a renovation of the plaza, but the Polish groups objected and recently sought a temporary restraining order to block the move.

The bronze statue depicts a Polish soldier bound, gagged and impaled by a bayonet. The proposed move sparked strong emotions in Poland, where Katyn is remembered as one of the worst tragedies to befall the nation in a long tragedy-filled history.