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.
Entitled "Warszawaupproret 1944" (1944 Warsaw Uprising) by Swedish historian Artur Szulc, the book’s publishers say that for decades the Warsaw Uprising was largely unknown outside Poland owing to the Iron Curtain.
The film , ‘Wyszyński - Revenge or Forgiveness' which premiered yesterday, stars Ksawery Szlenkier as Stefan Wyszyński and Małgorzata Kożuchowska as Mother Elżbieta.
Julian Eugeniusz Kulski, a hero of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising and one of the most eminent members of the Polish diaspora, has died in Washington, D.C., at the age of 92.
In this episode of The Debrief, we talk to veteran journalist and broadcaster Andrzej Krajewski about his family memoirs from the Warsaw Uprising.
Regarded as poet Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński’s only play, the work was performed for the first time ever after the unfinished manuscript was rediscovered inside the National Library.
Poles would probably not be free today if not for the heroism and sacrifice of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising insurgents, President Andrzej Duda said on Sunday in Warsaw at commemorations marking the 77th anniversary of the city's revolt against its Nazi-German occupants.
Flowers were laid at the building on Warsaw's Filtrowa Street on Sunday, where on July 31, 1944, the commander of the Warsaw Division of the Home Army (Armia Krajowa, AK), Antoni Chruściel, signed the order to start the Warsaw 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.
The ‘castaways’ numbered from 500 up to possibly 2,000 people, but only a few hundred made it to the end. To survive, they formed themselves into small groups, pooling skills and dividing tasks. For the months ahead they hunkered in their shelters, each an island in the ocean of ruins.