We invite you to take part in an initiative that will make the memories of the Warsaw Insurgents truly come alive.
The Museum and its activity along with the commemorations of the anniversary of the Warsaw Rising have always primarily been about meeting with the Insurgents, the participants and witnesses of history. Every conversation, every ceremony, every event allowed us to be in the presence of their bravery, wisdom, kindness, strength and serenity. We were always sure that we could count on their support and, above all, on their presence. However, time flows relentlessly.
We need to face what is inevitable. The insurgents are fading before our eyes, and the mission of the entire team of the Warsaw Rising Museum is to prevent the memory of their lives, achievements and dreams from fading as well. It is you, their descendants, who are the bearers of treasure that is of memories. You are the ones who remember your mothers, your fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, with their customs, rituals, rules, wisdom and truth they carried inside them. You know best what they were afraid of, what they wanted, what they dreamed of and why they fought.
That is why we invite you to join the "Roots of Memory" campaign. It is very important for us to hear your stories and memories about how the dream of living in a free country carried through to you and your families.
You can also fill out the survey in PDF form. To do this, please download the files below. Print and fill them out, and either send a scan electronically to the Warsaw Rising Museum at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org,
or send the filled out, printed version by regular mail to:
Warsaw Rising Museum,
ul. Grzybowska 79,
00-844 Warsaw, POLAND
with the note 'Roots of Memory.’ If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at email@example.com
Take part in the photography competition organized due to the 79th anniversary of the Warsaw Rising. Capture the commemorations with your camera or smartphone anywhere in the world.
Community singing of the songs from the Warsaw Rising at Piłsudski Square, a concert performed by Sorry Boys & invited guests, a photography competition, a commemorative cycle rally and many more events are planned by the Warsaw Rising Museum for the 79th Anniversary of the Warsaw Rising. View full programme.
In 1944, during the Warsaw Rising, the Western Allies launched a special operation known as the Warsaw Airlift to drop supplies such as weapons, amunition, medicines, food and clothes to the Poles struggling for freedom in Warsaw, the heart of their occupied country. Four-engine bombers – Liberators, Halifaxes and B-17s had usually seven crew members on board. The aircrafts took off from the airfields in Southern Italy and (once) from Great Britain. The airlift was an example of superhuman heroism. What made it all possible? Skills, cleverness, luck and… faith in God, as the crew members recalled.