Former Polish Prime Minister Jan Olszewski, who died on February 7, was laid to rest on Saturday at Warsaw's Powązki Military Cemetery among other eminent Poles.
EXCLUSIVE: TFN’s Stuart Dowell gets exclusive access to long-forgotten photos of Warsaw in the early days of World War II. The scenes that are revealed are fascinating and grotesque in equal measure.
Born on January 1, 1918 Edelman fought in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the Warsaw Uprising and went on to be a prominent anti-racism campaigner.
The final day of the Warsaw Uprising and as the leader of the Polish AK gives the order to lay down arms, Hitler’s troops beginning razing the city to the ground street by street.
The Home Army commander, General Bór-Komorowski, realises the city can no longer be defended and tells the government in exile of his intention to surrender.
Poles pause to remember the thousands of Warsaw residents who passed through a camp in Pruszków after the Germans expelled the city’s population.
After days of fighting Hitler decides to honour the commanders of German forces in Warsaw despite the crimes against humanity. Meanwhile the Żoliborz district surrenders.
With the enemy closing in Home Army commanders tell the Red Army that unless they get support from the Soviets the Germans will crush the Uprising.
Starving, desperately short of supplies and with no bandages or medicine to care for the injured and dying: Day 59 of the Warsaw Uprising sees the Germans tighten their grip on the insurgents and the city’s civilians.
The Germans have begun sending civilians to work camps. Those who refuse to leave are killed in house-to-house searches.