The photo report of the event to promote the "Notebooks of the Remembrance of the Warsaw Uprising" issues 11 and 12 - 2019.
In the year 2019 the 1944 Warsaw Uprising Remembrance Association published further issues of the "Notebooks of the Remembrance of the Warsaw Uprising" - issues 11 and 12. This time our project was funded by the Office For War Veterans and Victims of Oppression of the Republic of Poland as well as the Polish Insurance Company Foundation.
On February 26, 2019 there was the solemn ceremony to promote the "Notebooks". The meeting took place in the Room under the Liberator in the Warsaw Uprising Museum in the 79 Grzybowska street.
Many guests gathered, among the others: a representative of the Office For War Veterans and Victims of Oppression of the Republic of Poland and the guests of honour - authors of reports published in the "Notebooks" i.e. Tadeusz Jarosz, Mieczysław Kluge and Lidia Markiewicz-Ziental.
from the left: Mr. Mieczysław Kluge, Mr. Tadeusz Jarosz and Mrs. Lidia Markiewicz-Ziental
The meeting was initiated by the SPPW 1944 chairman Maciej Białecki. He shortly described the few-year-long history of how the subsequent "Notebooks of the Remembrance of the Warsaw Uprising 1944" had been created.
It is our tradition that the promotion of the "Notebooks of the Remembrance of the Warsaw Uprising 1944" is each time preceded by artistic performance of the pupils of the Primary School number 118 named after the Friends of Mazovia. This time the show was entitled "I am a woman" due to the forthcoming Women's Day. Young people were singing and reciting poems about women, as well as dancing both classical (e.g. tango) and disco dances. The actors were pupils from the Young Actor Academy and members of the choir "Wiolinki".
The artistic performance had been prepared by the teachers from the 118 Primary school: Mrs. Maria Poprawa, the Polish philologist and historian, the vice-chairman of the SPPW 1944, and Mrs. Beata Lange, the historian and musician.
The wonderful performance was welcomed with great applause.
The presentation of the "Notebooks" followed. The editor of the issues 11 and 12, the member of the SPPW 1944 management Piotr ¦miłowicz, explained the choice of the content of both books.
In the issue 11 one can find insurgent reports of people who fought in the City Centre: Kazimierz Czasza a.k.a. "Baca" (the Home Army unit "Chrobry II","Lech Żelazny" battalion, fighting in Żelazna street), Mieczysław Kluge a.k.a. "Karol" (the Home Army combat group "Krybar", fighting in the region of the Warsaw University) and Tadeusz Jarosz a.k.a. "Topacz" (liaison of the Scout Field Post ).
The main content of the issue 12 is a set of insurgent reports from Mokotów. They were chosen in such a way that they are complementary to one another and show the whole overview of dramatic insurgent events in that district. The naturalistic report of Leonard Zygmunt Baranowski a.k.a. "StaBar" (the Home Army regiment "Baszta", battalion "Olza) shows the events from the perspective of the atmosphere at the end of the Uprising. The next report is that of Andrzej (Andrew) Borowiec a.k.a. "Zych" (the Home Army "Bartkiewicz" and the Home Army "Radosław" minesweeper platoon). Another report, written by Lidia Markiewicz-Ziental a.k.a. "Lidka" (the Home Army unit "Radosław", battalion "Zo¶ka") concerns the same events. The report written by Anna Danuta Staniszkis de domo Hanicka a.k.a. "Jagienka" (the Home Army regiment "Baszta" sanitary place's chief) is said to be a rare description of the realms in the so-called German Mokotów, whereas the report of Aleksander Kowalewski a.k.a. "Longinus" (battalion "Olza" and the Home Army regiment "Baszta" battalion "Karpaty") refers to the well-known execution in Dworkowa street. dra Kowalewskiego ps. "Longinus" kompania O-1 batalion "Olza", potem kompania K-4 batalion "Karpaty" pułk AK "Baszta" odnosi się do słynnej egzekucji przy ul. Dworkowej.
Next, the editor asked the above-mentioned authors to take the floor. They all shared their insurgent memories referring to the texts published in the "Notebooks".
Two daughters of the Warsaw insurgents rose to speak. Mrs. Jolanta ¦miłowicz shared the memories of her mother Danuta Staniszkis but she also talked about her own war-time experience, as she was a child during WW II.
Mrs. Ewa Furmańska, daughter of Kazimierz Czasza, said about what her war-time , especially insurgent experience, had shaped her father and what he told her brother and herself.
The meeting participants attentively listened to each speech. Young people thanked the guests of honour by handing them flowers.
Each participant of the event was given both issues of the "Notebooks".
It was the best opportunity to get the books as they are published in the number of c. 1000 free issues aimed at schools, libraries and winners of the Association's contests. For individuals there are only some left.
The organizers encouraged the participants to help themselves and have some sweet food and drinks.
Both the guests of honour and the meeting's participants appraised the event.
compiled by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz
pictures taken by: Daniel Ochnio,
translation: Monika Ałasa
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