Warszawa’s Old Town is not actually that old, but anyone who knows anything about Poland and WWII knows that the Nazi’s destroyed most of Warsaw. They didn’t destroy it in a fire fight battle to capture the city they destroyed it in a deliberate attempt to decimate all evidence of the city and its Polish inhabitants. Hitler’s plan was to rebuild Warsaw (all of Poland) as a German city. The plans had already been made for the destruction of the city even before the war began, but it was after the Warsaw Uprising, in 1944, the Nazi’s leveled the city. “Not a stone” was to be left standing. Between the fighting, the Ghetto Uprising, the Warsaw Uprising, and the subsequent bombing and destruction after the Uprising, 85% of the city had been destroyed. What is seen in the pictures of Old Town are replications from paintings, early photos, and any records left of what the city had looked like prior to the war. The antiquated 14th century looking buildings in the photos are only 70 years old. They did an amazing job in recreating their city.
Warsaw, Poland, 2014
6 thoughts on “Warsaw’s Old Town”
Yes, I am aware of what happened in Warsaw during WWII. What I know is the City was bombed very heavy by the Allied Air Force because of German occupation. It was almost totally destroyed. It’s nice to see that the City has recovered from such a bad happening years ago. The Jewish people were also decimated by the German’s. I think that allot of the Polish Jews were kept in a place called the Warsaw Ghetto until they were loaded into railroad box cars and transported to Concentration Camps that was Hilter’s “Finial Solution”. Lots of innocent people were killed in Warsaw during the War and for no real reason. Just horrible what was done there. I would just love to visit Warsaw and see it for myself.
It’s really worth the visit. If and when you go you should visit the Uprising Museum. Once in Poland, of course, there are many beautiful and historical places to explore.
I’m sure that their would be. However, I don’t think that I will ever get to visit Warsaw. Very expensive to get there. I would really like to explore that historic City. I will have to settle for seeing and reading about it from people like you.
Yes, I have a book about the rebuilding
Something you’re reading or something you wrote?
no i bought it – it is an old polish book from the 60s
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