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Celebration of the 77th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising

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Celebrations of the 77th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising have begun. The first morning celebrations are held in front of the plaque commemorating the signing of the 1944 order to start the uprising.

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  • Kaznowska also mentioned a “fragile little woman” who fought in the uprising – Mrs. Halina Dudzik-Jędrzejewska pseud. Sławka: – Who the day before yesterday, while standing supported by two people, did not allow me to sit down. She had to stand, she wanted to stand, to tell us – very overwhelming words for me – remember about the insurgents, remember about the uprising.

  • – Filtrowa 68 is one of the most important addresses on the insurgent map of Warsaw. It is here that the plaque behind me reminds the new, young generation of Warsaw. It is here, at this address, that Colonel “Monter” gave the order to rise. This event is still considered one of the most important in the newest Poland. Here, too, the decision was made at “W” hour. We have the privilege that we live at a time when you – insurgents – are with us – said the vice-president of Warsaw, Renata Kaznowska, who was present at the ceremony.

  • Celebrations have begun in front of the plaque commemorating the signing of the order to start the Warsaw Uprising.

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The largest military action

The Warsaw Uprising was the largest underground military operation in German-occupied Europe. On August 1, 1944, about 40,000-50,000 insurgents joined the fight in the capital. Planned for several days, it lasted over two months.

During the fighting in Warsaw, about 18,000 insurgents died and 25,000 were wounded. Losses among the civilians were enormous and amounted to approximately 180,000 killed. The surviving inhabitants of Warsaw (about half a million) were expelled from the city, which after the uprising was almost completely burned down and demolished.

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