Janusz Walędzik "Czarny", participant, celebrates his 9️⃣1️⃣ birthday today.
He's always there for us as we are for him!
All the best, our Friend💐🎉
The Warsaw Rising Museum is a tribute to those who fought and died for independent Poland and its fr
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Janusz Walędzik "Czarny", participant, celebrates his 9️⃣1️⃣ birthday today.
He's always there for us as we are for him!
All the best, our Friend💐🎉
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Discover the Warsaw Rising in 1⃣0⃣0⃣ photographs that were selected, colorized, and arranged into a historical photo essay!
Zbigniew Pełczyński: A story of how a renowned academic paved the way for Polish students at British universities
Zbigniew Pełczyński, who would have been 96 years old on December 29, passed away on 22 June 2021 at the […]
📸Warsaw in 1936 and 2022.
Barbarians always tend to destroy everything on their way. Between the two photographs there was the apocalypse of but there is no evil to crush the spirit of those who are free at heart.
We wish all of you to stay strong and always have hope!🎄🙏
Photo left by H. Poddębski
Photo right by Varsavanna
🎅And you, do you have your Christmas tree?
Send us your🎄pictures in reply😉
📷by Henryk Poddębski, Warsaw 1935
Hanna Kanieska, our guide and volunteer, delivered many Christmas gifts to our dear veterans this year. Her mother, Anna Jakubowska "Hanka"(📷left), fought in the Warsaw Rising as a 19 yo girl. Thanks to volunteers the world always becomes a better place!💗
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veterans possess an indefatigable spirit and sense of humour! Still, after so many years, they are our example to follow.
🎄🎅Merry Christmas to Jadwiga Janowska "Elżbieta" who served as a medical orderly in the Warsaw Rising.
Photos by K. Stefanowska
🎄🎅Wishing Merry Christmas to Janina Kowalczyk-Jankowska, veteran!
The strength of the heroes of Warsaw in and their perserverance against all odds will always make us believe in better tomorrow!💗
Photos by K.Stefanowska
Mr. Edvards Smiltēns, 🇦🇹 Saeima Speaker visited the Warsaw Rising Museum yesterday. Thank you for finding time to discover the story of the .
Photos // K. Stefanowska
Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Chief of Staff of the 🇺🇸Air Force visited the Warsaw Rising Museum today. We are honored that we could present the Polish struggle for freedom in and how much the story of the resonates in the world today.
Does the "Evil Empire" really exist? When President Ronald Reagan used the term referring to the Soviet Union on March 8, 1983, he was well aware of the importance of these words.
Watch 'The Rise of the Evil Empire' Conference broadcast in English now⬇️
Yesterday at the Warsaw Rising Museum we hosted a moving Christmas reception for our dear veterans and their families.
🎄Merry Christmas to all who could not be with us yesterday! May God bless you with good health🙏 Thank you for all you have done for Poland!
Photos by K. Stefanowska // Warsaw Rising Museum
What is the point of atttacking civilian targets...?
Franciszek Brodniewicz, a 🇵🇱 actor, had a heart attack when a bomb struck his appartment in the . His life ended too soon. Just like the lives of countless Warsaw civilians and insurgents who perished in WW2…
Wonderful photos taken in the prewar films Brodniewicz starred in. 📸by Fototeka
We are sad to announce that Hanna Szeremeta-Węgrzecka "Zosia", a hero, passed away at the age of 99 on Nov, 23 2022.
She lost her Father in the in 1940.
Her inner beauty will light our way still in the future 🙏
The Pfanhauser Family considered it as a duty to serve in the . Józef, Janusz, Wanda and Halina were siblings born at the turn of the 20th century when Poland lived ONLY in the hearts of its people. Brought up to love their land, in they all fought for 🇵🇱 freedom.
Barbarian executions during did not spare Mariusz Maszyński who was a great 🇵🇱 comedian. He was dragged from his house on 3, Jesionowa St. in Warsaw by a SS unit and ruthlessly murdered with his wife and all the neighbours. Germans showed no mercy.
Mass executions conducted by Soviets and Germans in and left an abyss in 🇵🇱population. Among 6 mln🇵🇱killed, there were countless intellectuals and elite members of the society. Aleksander Augustynowicz, a renowned painter🎨, was ruthlessly shot in front of his house on 7.08.44
Respect those who bled for Freedom. They know the true meaning of sacrifice.
We look up to heroes!
Awards Gala Warsaw, 25 Nov 2022
Congratulations to the winners!
📷// Tomasz Tołłoczko BohaterON
"The award belongs to all the incredible veterans and their families, who have so kindly shared their amazing stories with me" said Cornelius McGrath, who won Award yesterday.
Congratulations, our 🇮🇪 Friend, for your continuous work to immortalize heroes!
Listen to a recent interview to learn more about Con McGrath's work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNC4nqQvtRI
BohaterON Zielono mi. Ambasada Irlandii w Polsce
Danuta Mancewicz "Danusia" would have turned 100 today if she had been still with us... A brave medical orderly in the who became a wonderful actress after .
We miss you so much! You left so much sunshine for us💗
🔎Please follow: https://www.facebook.com/HalaiDanusiaMancewicz
"Invest in love. Love is stronger than hatred and war (...)"
Alina Janowska passed away 5 years ago. She survived the . She was an unforgettable 🇵🇱 actress after .
We miss you so much!🙏💗
"Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it."
In Poland we have Freedom in our hearts.
Happy Independence Day, Poland!🇵🇱💗
Lift up your eyes.
Can you see the past?
Photos by K. Stefanowska // MPW
Yesterday 🇨🇿Markéta Pekarová Adamová expressed deep understanding in educating future generations on the importance of and its heroes. Together with Elżbieta Witek, she visited the Warsaw Rising Museum and paid tribute to those who perished during WW2.
Thank you Markéta Pekarová Adamová for finding time to visit the Warsaw Rising Museum during your visit to Poland🇵🇱.
Photos // Kancelaria Sejmu RP
On the 2nd of October, 1944, the Warsaw Uprising 🇵🇱 came to an end after 63 days of bitter fighting.
A few days later in Dublin, Ireland 🇮🇪, the renowned Irish political leader, Éamon de Valera (📷 below), then serving as ‘An Taoiseach’ (‘Prime Minister’) spoke the following words about Poland’s gallant wartime struggle to his supporters who were gathered at the annual political conference ‘Ard Fheis’ of his political movement ‘Fianna Fáil’ – the ‘Soldiers of Destiny’.
📰The ‘Irish Independent’ newspaper, dated Thursday, October 12, 1944, carried the following report about his statement:
💬“We sympathise more particularly and especially with the people of Poland,” said Mr. De Valera.
“They have had a long and sad history, almost as long as our own, until we got our own freedom in this part of the country. They were partitioned too, and we hope that they will see their country restored in its entirety, and, like the other small countries who have been devastated by this war, that in a short time their wounds will be healed and that they will be able to get back to their old life once more.”
📓Éamon de Valera, born 14 October 1882 in New York City, famously fought in Dublin City during the Easter Uprising of 1916.
He then went on to lead the political fight against British rule in Ireland during the War of Independence 1919 to 1921. Sadly this war left Ireland partitioned, and by such De Valera could find ‘common cause’ with Poland’s fate in 1939 when she was partitioned by N**i Germany and The Soviet Union.
In 1932 Éamon de Valera was elected ‘Prime Minister’ and would go on to lead Ireland during the wartime years. From 1959 to 1973 he served as President of Ireland.
💝ℹ️ Thank you Con McGrath for this exceptional story and sharing it with us!
Zielono mi. Ambasada Irlandii w Polsce
Stanisław Oleksiak was 20 years old during the . He was imprisonned by Germans in Stalag XI-B and liberated by 🇺🇸 on April, 17 1945. He met his wife in ‘Colorado’ transit camp in Germany. They returned to Poland and worked as teachers after the war.
See more photographs: https://www.1944.pl/powstancze-biogramy/stanislaw-oleksiak,54597.html
May the sacrifice of the heroes of the always reaffirm our belief in the Good and Freedom.
Whenever you vistit the Warsaw Rising Museum, please pause for a minute next to the MEMORIAL WALL, where thousands of names of those who perished in the Warsaw Rising are inscribed, for the future generations to remember, how FRAGILE is our life and that only our DEEDS may transport us to eternity.
Photos by Wielgus/Furman // MPW Archive
Kazimiera Bogdańska was 29... She was deported to Auschwitz right from the hell of the . She went through transit camp as well...
26 October 1944 | A Polish girl Anna Bogdańska was born at the women's camp at Auschwitz II-Birkenau. She received no. 89097.
Her mother Kazimiera Bogdańska had been deported from Warsaw in August 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising (camp no. 84224).
They both survived until the liberation of the camp on 27 January 1945.
Online lesson "Women at Auschwitz": http://lekcja.auschwitz.org/2022_kobiety_en
Online lesson "Children at Auschwitz": lekcja.auschwitz.org/dzieci_EN/
Podcast "Children at Auschwitz": https://anchor.fm/auschwitz-memorial/episodes/On-Auschwitz-8-Children-at-Auschwitz-e16t4gh
Czesław Grudziński „RUCZAJ” smiles in most photographs we have in our Archive🗃️. A dedicated commander, a tender son, a charming man. He never married and died too soon due to heart disease in 1948. He was only 40.
Maj. Grudziński lost his right hand in the when he fought under ‘s command. In 1944 as ‘Ruczaj’, he had 1,500 soldiers under his command. After the end of the he was imprisonned in Oflag II-C in the Third Reich.
🏆We know the winners of our 📷PHOTO Competition "Remembrance Caught On Camera" 2022
W ramach 4. edycji konkursu Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego „Pamięć »W« kadrze” nadesłano rekordową liczbę 1650 zdjęć.
Photos from Audley End House and Gardens's post
Irek Wiśniewski, J. Sznytko and J. Lewandowski, 3 teenage POWs, tried to escape through barbed wire from camp on the night of 1/2 November 1944. One was killed by the guards, the other ended in solitary confinement. Irek was claimed to be DEAD but when he was being buried, it turned out he was ALIVE!
Irek Wiśniewski was sent then to Stalag and later to . Luckily, he managed to escape but his life had already been shattered.
that there were 550 minors imprisonned in ? They all fought in the .
1 of them in the photo below⤵️
Photos of the former "Lamsdorf camp by MKIDN.
The photos of the ID card are in the Warsaw Rising Museum's Archive.
➡️➡️➡️Please visit: Centralne Muzeum Jeńców Wojennych
Decorated twice with the Cross of Valour in the , Halina Dudzik-Jędrzejewska "Sławka", celebrates her birthday today! She was only 17 in 1944 but experienced it all, heavy fighting in Warsaw and bringing aid to those in need.
Happy Birthday, Our Hero!💐
Traces of .
📍15, Spokojna Street, Warsaw
Photos by K. Stefanowska // MPW
Scars of the war in the fabric of WARSAW, the blood-soaked battlefield of the .
In Warsaw was destroyed in 84% and 60% of its inhabitants were gone. Those 650,000 🇵🇱who survived, were deported. Many never returned.
📍House at Żelazna 20
Jerzy Kasprzak „Albatros” turns 93 today💐!
In the he was 15 and delivered much-awaited letters sent by civilians.
In 1960’s there were still some letters that hadn't been delivered yet because in 1944, after the capitulation of the Warsaw Rising, someone found a bag with letters in the ruins... Unfortunately, the whole population of Warsaw was expelled from the city and many years passed before they returned... The letters 'waited and waited' for the recipients...
With his book in 1960's, Jerzy Kasprzak, set off on a 'journey' to find families who were still waiting for letters sent in 1944!
Happy Birthday, our Hero!
Photos from Go to Warsaw's post
Ryszard Chęciński “Myszka” was only 12 when imprisonned as POW in camp. Look at this unique📸taken during . Ryszard served as a liason/messenger in Battalion. He survived and was the only POW in to be released and sent to forced labour.
Imagine, that’s where the passage through hell started during .
Insurgents and civilians walked in the sewers for 4⃣ hours to reach Warecka Street. Now, on foot it takes only 2⃣0⃣ minutes…
🔎Learn more about sewers in Warsaw and the role they played during : http://www.warsawuprising.com/paper/warsaw_sewers.htm
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#WarsawRising lasted for 63 days. It ended on Oct, 2 1944. The World doesn't change, does it? 🙏Please pray for peace and remember about those who sacrificed their lives for freedom. #ThereWasACity 🔹http://warsawrising.eu
General Mark A. Milley powerful words about the #WarsawRising1944 after #LibertyRoad project has been launched today in Warsaw, Poland.
#LibertyRoad - a great and visionary project has been launched today at the Warsaw Rising Museum. Representative Marcy Kaptur explains why #LibertyRoad is important to 🇺🇸🇵🇱 relations.
🇵🇱 soul at its best. #WarsawRising1944 will always live in our hearts. '(Un)forbidden songs' concert in Warsaw on August, 1 2022
#OTD in 1944 #WarsawRising1944 started. It was a 63- day heroic battle when death meant life and life meant death. How much do we owe to that generation? Everything. We know that there would not be no free Poland without their sacrifice. #WeRemember #ThereWasACity Learn more: www.warsawrising.eu
We are wondering what she said😉 Janina Jankowska "Jasia" always steals our heart! It was wonderful to see her today decorated by Andrzej Duda, the 🇵🇱President! We posted her story many times, if you missed them, watch them now in comments section👇 #ThereWasACity
Mieczysław Buczkowski "Buk" is 99 and was decorated today by 🇵🇱President A. Duda. Mr. Buczkowski was a student of medicine in #WW2 and during the #WarsawRising1944, he served as a doctor. 🗨️"We would often work for 48h, so we needed to have caffeine injections to keep us awake." #ThereWasACity
#WarsawRising1944 They fought for our freedom. It is our responsibility to remember. 1 August 1944 #ThereWasACity🔹http://warsawrising.eu
„It has been a truly humbling experience to visit Warsaw Rising Museum. It’s been a real priviledge and honour and what strikes me is the resilience and strength of the Polish people. I am in awe of that strength” said Felicity Buchan MP yesterday.
💬Powerful words by Daniel Kawczynski 🇬🇧MP on the #WarsawRising1944 🇵🇱heroes: „We have to remember their sacrifices because if it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t have our freedom today." ▶️Listen to our short interview registered yesterday at the Warsaw Rising Museum
Freedom is fragile. In Warsaw we know it far too well. On August, 1 we will commemorate the 78th anniversary of the #WarsawRising1944 Please help us amplify our voice and share this post! #ThereWasACity🔹http://warsawrising.eu
If you met Janina Kowalczyk-Jankowska, for sure she would steal your heart with optimism. It is incredible that such wonderful #WarsawRising1944 veterans are still among us💗👏 Mrs. Jankowska celebrates her birthday today! Happy Birthday, our Hero!💐 #ThereWasACity
Wojtek Zalewski „White Eagle” was shot by a German sniper in the #WarsawRising1944 He was only 11. The fury of war takes it all. His tomb hasn't been found till today. We have only these recorded images and a heartbreaking, symbolic grave in the Powązki Cemetery. 🎥Learn more: http://warsawrising-thefilm.com/ ℹ️ www.warsawrising.eu #ThereWasACity #ChildrensDay2022
#OTD in 1945 #WW2 ended but the years of peace are gone once again. The Evil never sleeps. In Poland we know the price of freedom. Is the civilised world today ready to defend the values that were so dear to our past generations? #VEDay77 🎞️#CityOfRuins🔷http://warsawrising.eu #ThereWasACity
Ryszard Witkowski was the first to document the unprecedented destruction of Warsaw - the city torn down to foundations. He was a true polymath. His legacy and his photographs speak to us with powerful INTENSITY, now when Ukraine struggles against Russian invasion 💔 RIP, Our Hero! 🎞His photographs: https://www.1944.pl/fototeka/kolekcja/ryszard-witkowski-romuald-orlinski,26/5902.html 🎥One of the last videos we recorded with him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kpsbS1ql2s
“All wars lead to irreparable loss of cultural and national heritage. We, the Poles, understand it all too well. That is why, we have established the #CommitteeForSupportOfUkrainianMuseums to provide help to our colleagues in Ukraine.” 🔵🟡Please share! Read more🔷https://www.1944.pl/en/article/the-committee-for-support-of-ukrainian-museums,5252.html 📍Visit our dedicated page @MuzealnicyDlaUkrainy for more info in 🇺🇦 and 🇵🇱
Freedom, history and perserverance in the face of war were discussed by US Senators Senator Jeanne Shaheen Dick Durbin Chris Coons and US Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinski who visited the Warsaw Rising Museum #ThereWasACity🔷http://warsawrising.eu U.S. Embassy Warsaw
We are sad to inform you that Włodzimierz Wiśniewski "Szczerba" passed away🙏 May his testimony be never forgotten! Just a few months ago he gave a heart-breaking interview to Memory of Nations Foundation 📽🔹The whole video: https://youtube.com/watch?v=c9u25iJ17Ec&t=3s #WarsawRising1944 #ThereWasACity #WW2 #GloryToTheHeroes
'Remembrance is absolutely important. If we don't remember where we came from, we don't know where we're going.' For many years the Warsaw Rising Museum has been a highlight during a visit to Poland by students of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom (https://www.da.mod.uk/). We are honoured that the story of the Warsaw Rising gains a special place in their hearts anytime they come. Please listen to participants of the course who kindly agreed to share their thoughts after visiting the Warsaw Rising Museum on Jan, 13 2022. Watch the whole📽:http://youtube.com/watch?v=HrrbhcRdAgE Learn more: www.warsawrising.eu #historymatters #WW2 #WarsawRising1944 Defence Academy of the United Kingdom British Embassy Warsaw
#OTD in 2017 gen. Janusz Brochwicz-Lewiński passed away🕯 He bore the codename ‘GRYF’ and #DYK that Griffin (Gryf in Polish) was a mythical creature known as a half-eagle, half-lion? Let us introduce you to our #WW2 superhero #WeRemember #WarsawRising1944 More🔹🇵🇱📚https://www.1944.pl/archiwum-historii-mowionej/janusz-brochwicz-lewinski,449.html
#OTD in 2020 Anastazja Ipatow-Kowalczyk passed away. Her incredible story related to #WW2 and the #WarsawRising1944 was writted down by her son, Zbigniew Kowalczyk: "When Anastazja had her rest periods, she would often go down to the cellars to see if she could help with the children or with the wounded. The civilians were crowded into many of the basements. Three cellar rooms at the front of the building were used as the hospital. Other basement rooms were set aside for AK supplies. Sometimes she would see if she could find water for the babies. Clean water was in short supply and becoming scarcer so she would go searching for what she could find among the lads. At other times, she would sit with the wounded. The injured boys who were able to speak used to like someone talking to them. Anastazja wouldn’t know what to say but she would tell them about her life or about things that she had done before the war and her talk seemed to be comforting. They would ask Anastazja to stay “just a little longer...”💔 📚You may order a copy of the book in the UK, please contact us or Zbigniew Kowalczyk. Truly recommended!📬 🎥👉Please watch a short video in memory of our Hero. She never forgot Poland and managed to instil love for her Homeland in her family🇵🇱💗 Mrs. Anastazja Ipatow-Kowalczyk's military service: 🇵🇱 https://www.1944.pl/powstancze-biogramy/anastazja-ipatow,12068.html
#AdolfHitler ordered the #SaxonPalace in Warsaw to be detonated in between 27-29 December 1944. Only the Tomb to the Unknown Soldier was spared as only the Dead cannot be eliminated again. #WeRemember #ThereWasACity #WW2 🔹The story of the #WarsawRising1944🔹 www.warsawrising.eu
There was no Christmas in Warsaw in 1944. The city was torn down to foundations by Germans. However, hatred never wins. The fury of war may destroy only material things but never the Good and values treasured inside a human heart. #ThereWasACity
What’s the measure of a MOTHER'S LOVE? Listen to Łukasz Krupski, the author of #MonumentToAMother, who is one of the most talented young Polish sculptors! Discover the story behind this masterpiece! #WW2 shattered countless lives but hatred shall never win. 🧑🏫ℹThe Monument was unveiled in 2017 in the Cemetery of Warsaw Insurgents in Warsaw. To learn more about the Warsaw Rising, please visit www.warsawrising.eu ▶Watch the whole 🎥 with 🇵🇱 captions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs-UKPHLk_w 🔹Visit Łukasz Krupski's website: https://www.lukaszkrupski.pl/en and the Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/%C5%81ukasz-Krupski-sculpture-270462353869548 #ThereWasACity Music by https://archive.org/details/arvoparts...
Join us in wishing Happy Birthday to Maj. Jakub Nowakowski aka Tomek!💐🎂 He was born #OTD in 1924! Watch the full video where our hero talks about the meaning of Freedom prepared by Memory of Nations Foundation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9u25iJ17Ec&t=2s 🔹Learn more about Maj. Nowakowski 🇵🇱: https://www.1944.pl/powstancze-biogramy/jakub-nowakowski,53983.html #ThereWasACity #WW2 #WeRemember 🇵🇱
🇪🇸 ¿Qué es la libertad por la cual mucha gente ha dado su vida? Un video conmovedor 🎞Memory of Nations Foundation que preguntaron a los participantes de la Insurrección de Varsovia y a los que pueden gozar de la libertad hoy. 🔹Y para Ti, ¿qué significa la libertad? ℹ 🇪🇸 www.warsawrising.eu
🇸🇰 Čo pre teba znamená sloboda, za ktorú mnohí obetovali svoj život? Vzrušujúce video Memory of Nations Foundation🇵🇱 🔹 Čo pre teba znamená sloboda? Zdieľaj. #Varšavsképovstanie1944 #WW2 #ThereWasACity
🇫🇷 La liberté, qu'est-ce que c'est? Plusieurs étaient prêts à consacrer leurs vies pour la maintenir. Cette question a été posée par Memory of Nations Foundation aux participants de l’Insurrection de Varsovie et à la génération présente. 🔹Et pour vous? Qu'est-ce que signifie la liberté? ℹ🇫🇷 www.warsawrising.eu
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