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Warsaw. Traces of the Warsaw Uprising in the MonumentApp application

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The National Institute for Monument Conservation has developed a 63-point trail “Following the footsteps of the Warsaw Uprising”. It can be seen in the MonumentApp.

Klaudia Obrębska, deputy head of the Department of Communication and Promotion of the National Institute for Monument Conservation, told the Polish Press Agency about the trail “In the footsteps of the Warsaw Uprising”.

MonumentApp allows you to create lists of places

As she reminded, the free application for smartphones contains information about monuments from all over Poland, as well as about periods of history, literary and historical figures related to them.

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– The application can be used in several ways. You can check what monuments are nearby and thus get to know the area. Sometimes we live near attractive locations, places with an interesting history and we have no idea about it. However, in MonumentApp we can also travel with our finger on the map – create lists of places we would like to see and send them to family or friends with whom we plan to travel. We can unclick objects we’ve already seen, create subsets, she explained. She added that the application also contains ready-made lists, such as “Trail of Jewish Heritage” or “Trail of Literature”.

63 objects. “In the footsteps of the Warsaw Uprising”

On August 1, the “Traces of the Warsaw Uprising” trail will be made available, containing 63 objects in tribute to the 63 days of the August Uprising.

– These are very different things. In some cases, just traces of the insurgents, such as gunshots on the walls. But we will also find places where history takes place and which no longer exist. One of them is the place at today’s de Gaulle roundabout, where the most famous insurgent barricade was located. There are also places associated with specific people, specific insurgents, poets. Places we wouldn’t think of going to. I mean the inscription on the wall in the tenement house at ul. Bracka “Antek Sprayer buried at the Powązki Military Cemetery”, which his mother made in 1945 – said Obrębska.

According to NIKZ, wandering along the insurgent trail, you will also be able to see the “authentic anchor of Fighting Poland in the courtyard of the Stefan Batory high school; the track of a German tank in the wall of St. John’s Cathedral; the trace of an explosion at Rakowiecka 41; a burnt 17th-century crucifix in the church St. Martin, a bunker, relics of the Simons Passage destroyed in 1944, sculptures from the Bruehl Palace blown up by the Germans, or shootings in places important for the course of the Uprising, such as Pasta”

Main photo source: Tomasz Gzell/PAP

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