“1944 Warsaw Uprising. Striving for Freedom” exhibition – meeting with the insurgents

The building at 22 Dluga Street has been a meeting place for Warsaw insurgents for more than 30 years. Now you can see the new exhibition “1944 Warsaw Uprising: Striving for Freedom.” Wanda Traczyk-Stawska aka Pączek, Anna Przedpełska-Trzeciakowska aka Pączek, Maria Kowalska aka Myszka and Jerzy Mindziukiewicz aka Jur and Jerzy Substyk aka Jurny share their memories of the 63rd days of the uprising and the post-war period of the Warsaw insurgents At the outbreak of the uprising, they were all teenagers. Bogdan Bartnikowski alias Mały, who was 12 years old at the time of the Uprising, talks about the post-war exhumations of Warsaw insurgents. Wanda Traczyk-Stawska talks about the rights of women soldiers in the Uprising and she pleads for weapons for Ukraine. This is a story about people, their emotions, fears and joys that accompanied them for years not only during the Warsaw Uprising, but also after the war, when Home Army soldiers were sent to prison, like Anna Jakubowska pseudonym Paulinka. This is the story of the house on Długa Street and the the construction of the Warsaw Uprising monument, which can be seen from the windows. After the Warsaw Insurgents’ Association was founded, the insurgents were finally able to meet together in the house on Długa Street. Over time, the number of insurgents began to decrease. What remained was the memory of them and this place. 2024 will mark the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.

Languages: Polish, English

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