Monument to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising

 

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Monument to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising
Warsaw Uprising was fought in August and September 1944. In a combined effort, soldiers and civilians fought together for 63 days to expel the Germans and regain control over their own city. Despite their brave efforts and the initial success, the citizens of Warsaw lost after Hitler sent for reinforcements.


As a punishment many civilians were executed and city almost completely destroyed. To commemorate the heroes of those historic days, the Monument to the Warsaw Uprising was unveiled. The monument was done by sculptor Wincenty Kucma and architect Jacek Budyn. The sculptures represent soldiers – one group defending the barricades, the other going down into the sewers. The sewer system was used by insurgents to move around different parts of the city. Monument is located on the Krasinskich Square – in the background of the seat of the courts.



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