EYEWITNESS: 69th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising

Warsaw commemorates the 69th anniversary of one of the bloodiest episodes in its WWII history with countless ceremonies, reconstructions, and public discussions on the Polish capital’s past.


On August 1st, the anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising, Warsaw’s streets, buildings, and public transport are decorated with national flags. The symbol of the Polish Secret State, the “Anchor” (PW), is also omnipresent. © Mateusz Zatonski


Reconstructions of barricades and guard booths are set up in the city centre, while many young people dress in uniforms or civilian clothes of the period and re-enact scenes from the Uprising. © Mateusz Zatonski


Girl and boy scouts are particularly engaged in the commemoration of the Uprising, echoing the active engagement of teenagers in the Polish underground resistance during WWII. © Mateusz Zatonski

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  1. […] during this year’s commemoration,  my friends over at Crossing the Baltic have posted a short article with some photos, and when I arrived here a couple of days later the central monument remained […]

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