VIDEO: The 59 black and white photographs were not taken by German photoreporters from a propaganda company but by a regular soldier, although which unit he served with and what specifically he was doing in Warsaw remains a mystery.
As a soldier of the National Military Organisation and the Home Army, Ryszard Witkowski whose nom de guerre was Orliński, used the Leica camera to record German railway transports, patriotic underground events, the activities of Home Army soldiers in Milanowek, the exodus of refugees from Warsaw and the destroyed city after the Uprising.
President Andrzej Duda, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski and a group of insurgents took part in Friday's commemorations in Warsaw, which started events to mark the upcoming 77th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.
Principally comprised of aerial images taken by Luftwaffe reconnaissance planes throughout the duration of the occupation, the digital undertaking has been described as the largest collection of aerial photographs ever amassed of wartime Warsaw.
According to Mirosław Nizio, the principal architect and designer, the museum will follow “a timeless form” that will enable people to “nurture” the memory and spiritual heritage of the priest.”
VIDEO: Surfacing courtesy of a mystery benefactor, the pictures first taken in the 19th century by Konrad Brandel, a prolific photographer, camera maker and inventor, have now been made public by the Warsaw Rising Museum.
TFN talks to Mirosław Nizio, the man who has reinvented the museum experience as we know it.
On the 76th anniversary of the outbreak of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against Poland’s Nazi German occupiers, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki paid tribute to the insurgents during commemorative ceremonies held in Warsaw on Saturday.
Poland is commemorating today the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising against the city's Nazi German occupiers 76 years ago. The main ceremonies in Poland's capital will be attended by top officials.
Prepared by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Warsaw Rising Museum the ten podcasts use geolocation technology to describe the history of key Uprising places which have since disappeared from the map.