Gdańsk Shipyard – the birthplace of "Solidarity" and the symbol of the Fall of the Iron Curtain in Europe (Poland)
Poor Poland, but not surprised. They tried to have heritage properties in Gdansk in 1997-1998 (withdrawn) and 2005 with a different focus, scope, and narrative each time but obviously failed.
Actually I admit it was quite funny to read the report smashing, amongst many skeptical quotation marks, the hopes of inscription for such an unpresentable (from a WHS perspective) site. And it is the second time it happens, from what I see!
"Study on sites associated with recent conflicts and other negative and divisive memories"
"This study concludes that sites associated with recent conflicts and other negative and divisive memories do not normally relate to the purpose and scope of the World Heritage Convention and the broader purpose of UNESCO to build the foundations of peace."
Appendix E: WORLD HERITAGE SITES ASSOCIATED WITH RECENT CONFLICTS AND OTHER NEGATIVE
AND DIVISIVE MEMORIES INSCRIBED UNDER CRITERION (VI) - 18 Inscribed Sites
Now this is really interesting and on point.