73rd anniversary of the beginning of the Warsaw Rising
Each year on 1st of August the anniversary of the beginning of the Warsaw Rising is celebrated in Poland. The program includes many ceremonies in commemoration of these past events. However, the “W” hour (the beginning of uprising) and how Poles honor it deserve special attention. It is an extraordinary and very moving experience for all of us. Poles, often indifferent and insensitive to each other, unite and show great solidarity and unity only in exceptional circumstances. Each year on 1st of August at 5.00 p.m. a large part of our society set aside their daily activities and hold still to the sound of wailing sirens to honor those who fought and died for what we may enjoy now – our freedom.
Link to Poland joins this incredible event and encourages all of you to commemorate the events that took place 72 years ago with a minute’s silence. Let us pause for a while on 1st of August at 5.00 p.m. and think of those whom we owe so much.
The Warsaw Rising Museum presents a mobile app called Memory of the City
This app is an attempt to rescue from oblivion the monuments, statues and plaques commemorating Warsaw insurgents and residents of fighting Warsaw and it provides a chance to get to know their history. It is a collection of about 370 sites related to the Warsaw Rising, accompanied by short descriptions showing historical events and the fate of people living in German occupied Warsaw.
This app consists of archival photographs from the collection of the Warsaw Rising Museum as well as contemporary photographs. For 30 selected sites, we have also prepared audio recordings, read by Sonia Bohosiewicz. All sites are marked on a map in their respective districts. Using geolocation you can find each place and easily navigate through the city.
The app has been developed in two language versions –Polish and English. You can download it free of charge from Google Play and App Store. The app is complemented by a map, which shows the sites of memory by districts, available at Pamięć Miasta – Memory of the City Support. This database is constantly updated by the Warsaw Rising Museum.
More information on: Warsaw Rising – Learn the history of Warsaw
Photo © The Warsaw Rising Museum exposition. / Anna Karahan