Polish Massacre Memorial
Jersey City, New Jersey
The Katyn Massacre is not a funny subject -- the slaughter of over 20,000 Polish POWs by the Soviet Union in World War II. But the sculpture at this memorial is a bit of an oddity. Nothing says "stabbed in the back" quite like a statue of a soldier literally being run through from behind by a bayonet.
The memorial was designed in part by Stanley Paszul, a Polish immigrant and Jersey City factory worker. He was also the chief cheerleader for the project, which was unveiled, after much arm-twisting by Stanley, on the massacre's 50th anniversary in 1991.
The backdrop for the stabbed-in-the-back statue is downtown Manhattan.