Polish President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath on Saturday at a monument in Warsaw's Wola district that commemorates the liquidation of Wolski hospital by the Nazi German occupiers in 1944 as part of the Wola Slaughter, one of the bloodiest events of the Warsaw Uprising.
Enraged by the impertinence of the Polish Home Army, Hitler orders the city wiped off the face of the map - every man, woman and child was to be killed. In the rapture that follows the first days of the Warsaw Uprising, that order became reality for 11 young girls helping the wounded in a hospital. Some of the worst war criminals of World War 2 were set on the defenceless civilians in the West of the city. Including the hospital. This is the story of those 11 girls and how Poles today keep theirs - and the thousands other murdered in what has become known as the Wola massacre - alive.
By the end of the bloodbath seven days later, 40,000 to 60,000 civilians would be dead, most of them shot, many burned alive and many others raped and mutilated in a sickening, bestial orgy of killing.
Warsaw residents will take part on Monday in a Remembrance March to honour civilian victims of the Warsaw Uprising, including the Wola Massacre. The Wola Massacre is considered to have been one of the largest crimes against the Polish population during WWII.