An Entire City Suspended in Time to Remember the Warsaw Uprising

Residents of the Polish capital pause for a minute of silence to commemorate the 63-day fight to overthrow Nazi occupation that began on August 1, 1944.

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

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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