66th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising

Posted by Ann Rabinowitz

Miasto Ruin

Due to a note from reader Hadassah Lipsius, Translation and Data Entry Coordinator for JRI-Poland, I was made aware of the 66th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising and the new film which has been made in its memory entitled “Miasto Ruin” (City of Ruin). It is directed by Oscar nominated Tomasz Baginski and will have its premier on August 1, 2010 at the Warsaw Rising Museum.

The depiction of an Allied B-24 Liberator circling Warsaw and recording the ruins of it are a remarkable accomplishment utilizing modern 3D technology. The trailer is well-worth watching and learning more about the film .

Watch a trailer of the film below.


  1. This is a film of the Warsaw Uprising of August 1, 1944, not of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which took place April 19, 1943.

    Fay Bussgang

  2. this is the 66th Anniversery The Warsaw Uprising. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising started April 1943

  3. Dear Ann Rabinowitz,

    Your blog mistakenly noted that August 1st was the 66 anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. It was the anniversary of what is called the Warsaw Uprising. Indeed Warsaw's tragic history of the Second World War included two uprisings against the Nazis. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (April 19-May 16, 1943) occurred after more than 200,000 Jews had been deported from the ghetto and its residents realized what fate awaited them and chose to die fighting the Nazis rather than in the death camps. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising's anniversary is commemorated on April 19.

    The Warsaw Uprising depicted in the link on your blog occurred over a year later and was the anti-Nazi Polish Home Army's attempt to liberate the city from the Nazis before the city was taken by Stalin's approaching Red Army forces. It was a regular battle fought for 62 days against overwhelming German troops. The Polish uprising received no allied support. It was brutally suppressed, and it is then that much of Warsaw was devastated. At least 120,000 Polish civilians perished during the insurrection. Some Jews did fight with the Home Army and some survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, including Marek Edelman, also took part in the later Warsaw Uprising.

    Jaroslaw J. Szczepanski

    Sergiusz Kowalski
    Board Member

    Polin Lodge
    B’nai B’rith
    Jewish Association in Poland


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