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Warsaw Uprising Museum

Posted on: 29/12/2007

As I’ve mentioned a thousand times and some of you must have read in history books many times before, Warsaw and the whole country of Poland is full of History, and unfortunately most of it is connected to wars. World War II is the one that has mark the country the most. It is possible to see traces of it in almost every corner of the city. To give you some examples, since I came here in July this year I have seen at least two national or three national holidays in which the city is full of flowers, candles and the withe and red flag everywhere. There are monuments here and there honoring soldiers and citizens and so on, like the soldiers monument close to which I live, or the monument of the unknown soldiers. There is history wherever you look at or wherever you walk through or go to.

One of the greatest places to visit and learn about the tragic History of Poland is the Warsaw Uprising Museum.
The Warsaw Uprising was a 63-day struggle to liberate World War 2 Warsaw from Nazi/German occupation. Undertaken by the Home Army (Armia Krajowa, AK), the Polish resistance group, at the time Allied troops were breaking through the Normandy defenses and the Red Army was standing at the line of the Vistula River.

The fundamental goal of the Museum is to conduct research and teaching activities directly related to the Warsaw 1944 Rising and to the legacy of the Polish Underground State. The Museum strives to achieve this goal mainly by accumulating, developing and preserving collections as well as by disseminating and popularizing knowledge on these subjects. Some of the other activities carried out by the Museum aim to integrate veterans’ and military circles and educate youth in the spirit of patriotism and respect for national traditions (taken from http://www.1944.pl).
I have visited the Museum 2 times and in both opportunities I have spent at least three ours amazed by all the things you can find out about this terrible period of human history. And also about the great design of the museum itself. It is really worthy of admiration! Go visit it if you have the chance.

Here some pictures of my second visit: http://picasaweb.google.com/mary.lasprilla/WarsawUprisingMuseumYPKiN
About the museum: http://www.1944.pl/index.php?lang=en

1 Response to "Warsaw Uprising Museum"

Nice post!
I also think poland have a quite sad history.

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