Polish City Names Traffic Circle After the Late Jeff Hanneman of Slayer

Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 2.21.02 PM

A traffic circle in Jaworzno, Poland, has been renamed after Jeff Hanneman, the co-founding Slayer guitarist who died May 2, 2013, at age 49.

The official sign unveiling took place Thursday, Febraury 6, courtesy of a Polish company called Art-Com Sp. z o.o. (Art-Com Ltd.). For one year, reports CentrumDruku3D, the traffic circle in Jaworzno will be called Jeff Hanneman’s Circle Pit.

A message on the sign at the traffic circle reads:

“Jeff Hanneman’s Circle Pit — unforgettable Slayer guitarist.

“During the XXII Final of The Great Orchestra Of Christmas charity, the president of Jaworzno put up for auction the traffic circle in the city centre, which was later auctioned by Art-Com Ltd. The company could give the name to the traffic circle and became its ‘symbolic’ owner for the period of one year. The money gathered during the XXII Final of The Great Orchestra Of Christmas charity was allocated for the purchase of specialized equipment for children’s emergency medicine and deserving health care of seniors.”

Below, you can check out a video report on the official unveiling. NOTE: The video will be more enjoyable if you speak Polish.


Alert to All Users of the Disqus commenting system: Because of a recent global security issue, the Disqus website recommends that all users change their Disqus passwords. Heres a URL about the issue: http://engineering.disqus.com/2014/04/10/heartbleed.html


Want to read more stories like this?
Get our Free Newsletter Here!

  • sean

    awesome !!!

  • ~janusz z polski

    Please note that “Jeff Hanneman’s Circle Pit” name will hang there for about a year. This circle pit changes its name because its name is put up for auction every year, and the money goes for charity. This year’s winner named it after famous Slayer guitarist.

  • Andreas Johann Lösekann

    Thank you to the Polish Hannemann fans for this most excellent Memorium!

  • Marcus Sokolowski

    This absolutely rules!!! I must get there within the year.
    We Slayer fans should consciously keep up the donations to make this Jeff’s pit for years.