The haul of 383 ID cards and three insurgent passes is more than twice as many as the entire collection that the museum has built up over several decades, with museum sources saying the batch may be worth as much as one million złotys. But the identity of the donor remains a mystery.
Comprised of 240 transparent plastic tubes, each 104-metres long and approximately 3.5 centimetres in diameter, the work - titled ‘Stability In Volatility’ by artist Danuta Karsten - has reinvigorated interest in one of the capital’s most curious buildings and launched it back into the spotlight after years of neglect.
Fully digitalized and available online, the images captured by a Soviet aircraft on September 18th 1944 have been described as a “rich source of information.”
Fotoplastikon Warszawski is home to over 7,000 photographs from Poland, one third of them presenting pictures of old Warsaw.
Patrick goes behind the scenes at the Warsaw Uprising Museum to find out more about the work of a small team of experts to recover secret Uprising stories.Share and watch other Heart of Poland history episodes on The First News
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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.'