Senate speaker, Warsaw mayor lay flowers to dead of Warsaw Uprising

On the 76th anniversary of the uprising's outbreak, Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki and Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski laid flowers at the 'Fallen Undefeated' monument in the company of Wanda Traczyk-Stawska, an uprising insurgent and leader of the Social Committee for the Warsaw Uprising Cemetery. Mateusz Marek/PAP

Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki and Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski laid flowers on Saturday at the 'Fallen Undefeated' monument in Warsaw's Wola district to mark the 76th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, World War II's biggest armed insurgency against German occupation.

At Wola's cemetery of Warsaw Uprising insurgents, over 100,000 fallen insurgents are buried in mass graves, most of them un-named civilian residents of Warsaw and soldiers of the Home Army and other formations that fell in battle, or were murdered in mass executions and burned during the 63 days of the Warsaw Uprising in various parts of the city. Also buried there are over 3,500 soldiers of the Polish Army who were killed in September 1939.

On the 76th anniversary of the uprising's outbreak, Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki and Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski laid flowers at the 'Fallen Undefeated' monument in the company of Wanda Traczyk-Stawska, an uprising insurgent and leader of the Social Committee for the Warsaw Uprising Cemetery.

Also on Saturday, the Senate speaker and mayor of Warsaw took part in a ceremony to commence construction of a Chamber of Remembrance at the cemetery and planted memorial trees to uprising insurgents, civilians and all the Warsaw residents killed in the Warsaw Uprising.