Special outdoor exhibition marks Warsaw Uprising anniversary
PR dla Zagranicy
The Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW) has presented an outdoor exhibition showcasing colourised photos taken during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.
Exhibition "German Executioners - Polish Vicitms" in Warsaw, marking the 73rd anniversary of the Warsaw Uprsing. Photo: PAP/Jakub Kamiński
Organized under the title "German Executioners - Polish Victims," the exhibition features 66 boards, displayed on PWPW’s fence, showcasing a selection of photographs revealing the brutality of Nazi German troops towards the people of Warsaw.
The photos show the destruction of Warsaw, victims and perpetrators as well as the civilian population during the time of the uprising.
"PWPW is an institution of a 100 year-old history (…), founded in 1919. It is and has always been closely connected with the renewal of Polish statehood and Warsaw," Piotr Woyciechowski, the President of PWPW’s board, told reporters.
"This exhibition is a modest attempt to accurately" recount Polish history, Woyciechowski added, noting that there have been many distorted accounts in Western Europe about Poland and Poles during World War II.
A special mobile app, both in Polish and English, has been launched as part of the event under the name "Reduta PWPW."
The exhibition opening comes ahead of the 73rd anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising on August 1.
The uprising is considered to be the single largest military effort undertaken by a resistance group in Europe. The revolt of 1944 against the Nazis ended in the annihilation of Warsaw. Some 200,000 Poles were killed during 63 days of fighting.