An Entire City Suspended in Time to Remember the Warsaw Uprising

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

On August 1, residents of the Polish capital pause for a minute of silence to commemorate the 63-day fight to overthrow Nazi occupation in 1944. In the course of the rebellion, Germans systematically demolished the city and killed between 150,00 and 200,000 civilians. An estimated 16,000 members of the Polish resistance were killed, as well as 8,000 German soldiers. This video, shot by a group of filmmakers (see the full credits here) last year, captures the moment of reflection. 

Via the Daily Dot and Climate Adaptation

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http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/08/an-entire-city-suspended-in-time-to-remember-the-warsaw-uprising/260617/