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Warsaw

Castle Square Nowomiejska Street

Warsaw (Warszawa), the capital of Poland is the largest metropolis, a very dynamic city. Warsaw reflects Polish history of last centuries, the fall of the country, and its uprisings. When visiting here, you will always find yourself in the Old Town and near the Royal Castle all rebuilt from the ruins after WWII. It is again a city of palaces, churches, monuments, and big green parks.


St. Martin's Church Narrow Street The Clock Nymph and Satire

Palace on the Isle Lazienki Ponds Bridge Over Canal

The Warsaw Uprising begun on August 1, 1944, its purpose was to liberate the capital of Poland and thus preserve democracy and avoid the communist rule. For 63 days the soldiers of the Polish Underground State, civilians and even children, fought for their country, for the independence from the Soviet Union. From the very beginning, however, the tragic fate of this uprising was foretold. It was not only because of Stalin's political and military game, whose army was in the close vicinity of Warsaw, but primarily because of the withdrawal of Churchill's and Roosevelt’s support for the Polish cause. Public opinion among the Western allies was hostile to Poland and the uprising in Warsaw. The great leaders among the Allies decided that Poland would belong to the Russian sphere of influence and nothing could have changed that.

Below, quotations from Russian and British press on display at the Warsaw Uprising Museum.

"Anchor"

George Orwell ... in English Magazine ... from Russian Newspaper Little Insurrectionis