We use cookies to make sure our website better meets your expectations.
You can adjust your web browser's settings to stop accepting cookies. For further information, read our cookie policy.
IN Warsaw
Exchange Rates
Warsaw Stock Exchange - Indices
The Warsaw Voice » Culture » October 28, 2009
You have to be logged in to use the ReadSpeaker utility and listen to a text. It's free-of-charge. Just log in to the site or register if you are not registered user yet.
History of Warsaw at War
October 28, 2009   
Article's tools:

The Historical Museum of Warsaw is staging an exhibition entitled Warsaw 1939. The Most Important Things in Life Are Those You Die For, focusing on the start of World War II in Warsaw. Divided into four sections, the exhibition gives a clear picture of Warsaw's history in 1939, from preparations to the war to the first days of the Nazi invasion.

The first section, Armed Peace, comprises displays tracing events between January and August 1939 that led up to the outbreak of war.

The first days of World War II, Sept. 1-7, are depicted in the second section, entitled So It Is War. Warsaw was bombed from the air over that period, because the German land offensive had not yet reached the capital. Visitors to this section can see newspaper clippings from Polish and foreign press with descriptions of the German attack on Poland.

The Defense of Warsaw-the Honor of Poland At Stake is the title of the third section, which follows developments until Sept. 28, when the surrender of Warsaw was signed. Some of the most noteworthy objects on display include watercolor paintings which Polish Gen. Juliusz Rommel painted in 1940. The paintings depict the defense of Warsaw and the battle on the Bzura River.

The final section is entitled After the Defeat and comprises photographs of Warsaw in the wake of September 1939, filled with ruins and graves. Visitors can see documents relating to life in Warsaw in the first months of the war, complete with directives issued by the German authorities.

The main exhibition is supplemented by an exhibition entitled Hallo, This Is Polish Radio, about Polish Radio in Warsaw in September 1939. Exhibits include original recordings of speeches by Warsaw Mayor Stefan Starzyński from September 1939, while at listening booths visitors can hear archive recordings from the period when the defense of Warsaw was underway.

Until Nov. 29
Historical Museum of Warsaw, 42 Old Town Square
© The Warsaw Voice 2010-2018
E-mail Marketing Powered by SARE