5 Wilanowska street - Powi¶le Czerniakowskie

         The mural was painted on the tenement house in 5 Wilanowska street on a wall from the side of the Vistula river. The composition was made in July 2013 by the team of street-artists codenamed WFS.
         The painting is devoted to the children of Warsaw fighting in the Warsaw Uprising. Its main motif is a figure inspired by the Little Insurgent monument that is to be found on Old Town walls. Beside this figure there are paintings inspired by original photographs from the Uprising. On the mural painting one can see two inscriptions, i.e. Dzieci Warszawy (the Children of Warsaw) and Pamiętamy (We remember). Under the former one there is a yellow and red band imitating the colours of the capital city Warsaw.
         The tenement house with the mural painting is the only survived pre-war building in the Wilanowska street. In the second half of September severe battles between the German troops of Dirlewanger and the insurgents from the "Kryska" group, the survivors of the Home Army "Radosław" unit and the soldiers of the 3rd infantry division of the Polish Army of General Berling were fought.
         The presently non-existent building of 1 Wilanowska street was the last resistance point in the Czerniaków district. Fights lasted till September 23, 1944. This is the area where Germans murdered numerous insurgents and civilians.
         The events of the Warsaw Uprising were memorized in the form of many plaques situated in the neighbourhood.

compiled by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz

pictures taken by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz

translated by: Monika Ałasa

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