German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, in Warsaw, at Thursday commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising against Poland’s Nazi German occupiers, asked the Polish nation forgiveness for what Germans did to Poland.
Despite the wealth of literature, films and paraphernalia about the Uprising, perhaps nobody has made the reality of the 63-day battle as accessible to the public as historical photo colourist Mikołaj Kaczmarek whose work has become so popular that he now cooperates with Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance and the Polish National Fund.
The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 against Poland’s Nazi German occupiers was a huge step towards building a free Poland, President Andrzej Duda said at the Warsaw Uprising Museum on Tuesday.
Our host Patrick Ney met up with Aleksandra Duda, a guide at the Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego to discover what historians have called, 'one of the greatest tragedies of the Second World War.'
An exhibition devoted to the Warsaw Uprising was opened at the Topography of Terror museum in Berlin on Thursday. The event is being held under the patronage of Polish President Andrzej Duda and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
In antiquity it may have been the Gods who took control of the hero’s mind, but in Korczakowska’s play it is the internet.
After escaping from a POW camp, Brigadier General Zbigniew Ścibor-Rylski joined the underground Home Army (AK) resistance movement and quickly rose through the ranks before taking command of an Infantry Battalion during the Warsaw Uprising.