Lapel Pin - PW Kotwica WWII Emblem of the Home Army

Lapel Pin - PW Kotwica WWII Emblem of the Home Army

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Silver colored finish butterfly clutch lapel pin of the patriotic symbol of defiance against WWII occupiers of Poland "PW".

Pin measures: 0.5" L x 0.6" H

The Kotwica, anchor in English, is a symbol of the Warsaw uprising and World War II emblem of the Polish Secret State and Home Army. It was created in 1942 by members of the Home Army, the Small Sabotage unit, as an easily usable emblem for the Polish struggle to regain independence. The meaning of the initials "PW" is "Pomścimy Wawer" which translates to "We will Avenge Wawer" in English. The Wawer massacre was considered to be one of the first large scale massacres of Polish civilians by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland.