Prime Minister Beata Szydło commemorated the Warsaw Uprising heroes

Prime Minister Beata Szydło started the 73rd anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising by laying a wreath and lighting candles at the Brig. Gen. Antoni Chruściel ‘Monter’ Bell.

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Photo: P. Tracz/Chancellery of the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister has also laid flowers at the plaque commemorating President Lech Kaczyński, who was originator of the Warsaw Uprising Museum. Thanks to the construction of this building commemorating the fate of the Uprising heroes, the August rebellion of the residents of the capital city has become better known in Poland and in the world.

During her visit in the museum, the Prime Minister had an opportunity to talk with scouts and volunteers who provide their daily help in this institution.

At ‘W’ Hour – 5:00 p.m. – Prime Minister Beata Szydło paid tribute at the Gloria Victis Monument at the Warsaw Powązki Military Cemetery. At the end of the commemoration ceremony attended by Prime Minister, a wreath was laid on the grave of Brig. Gen. Antoni Chruściel ‘Monter’, military commander of insurgent forces.

73rd anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising

The 1944 Uprising, initially planned for a few days, lasted for 63 days. On 1 August 1944, at 5:00 p.m., the Warsaw Uprising broke out, during which the Home Army soldiers, scouts and civilians were fighting heroically against the German army. On this day, around 40-50 thousand insurgents joined the fights in Warsaw.

This was the largest insurgent military operation pursued alone in the Europe occupied by the Germans, which ended on 2 October 1944 by signing an agreement for the cessation of hostilities in Warsaw.

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