The Warsaw Uprising of 1944

2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. In August 1944, the Polish resistance Home Army fought in vain to free the city from Nazi occupation. After 63 days of fighting and around 200,000 deaths, most of them civilians, the Polish city was entirely razed by the German army on the orders of Hitler.

To mark the 70th anniversary of the rising, we were delighted to welcome Tymoteusz Prochnik, head of the Archive Department of the Warsaw Uprising Museum. The Museum was opened on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of fighting in Warsaw and offers visitors a moving tribute to those Warsaw residents who fought and died in one of the most painful and heroic episodes in the whole of the Second World War.

Zbyszek Zalinski has lived in Ireland since 2001. He is a presenter and researcher on RTÉ Radio 1.

Recorded at The Printworks Venue, Dublin Castle on 27th September 2014.

Play