The Monument over the Heroes of the Warsaw Uprising

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Pl. Krasińskich, Warsaw, Poland

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Airpunk Airpunk
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Monument to Warsaw Uprising Fighters Dec 10, 2010
Probably one of the most common mistakes for any Warsaw tourist is to mix up two of the most important events in Warsaw’s history. The Warsaw Uprising and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. This monument has little to do with the Jews in the Ghetto, they have another, majestic monument.

Confused? Maybe, but anyway, this is the monument dedicated to the fighters of the Warsaw Uprising. This event takes a special place in the history of the Polish Nation as an attempt of self-liberation from the occupying Nazis. The fights took place between August 1st and October 2nd 1944, when the Germans were already retreating from the Eastern front. A lack of support from outside finally caused the uprising to fail and resulted in an almost total destruction of the city.

Due to tensions with the Soviet Union (especially concerning its doubtful role during the uprising), a monument to the insurgents was not erected in Poland. The present monument was unveiled on August 1st 1989, short before the Soviet Union collapsed. It stands on the spot where the Polish counter-attack on the German Army started.
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Pearl510 Pearl510
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Amazing monument Jul 22, 2008
The monument over the heroes of the Warsaw Uprising is a remarkable statue. It is pretty big and portrays huge figures of soldiers fighting or escaping attack. It stands in front of the military cathedral and is one of the most important symbols of Warsaw.

Many consider this monument to be controversial, as it is said to be to pretentious and twisting the truth about the uprising. The monument is placed near to the former entrance to underground sewage, that the Home Army soldiers was forced to use in order to move around the area.

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