Rep. Lipinski Commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising

Statement from Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) on the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, a heroic event during World War II where citizens of Poland fought against Nazi occupation:


“Today, I introduced a resolution in honor of the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising in Poland.  On August 1, 1944, the Polish Home Army, armed mostly with homemade weapons, began to stage one of the bravest and most inspiring resistance movements of World War II against impossible odds.

“During the 63 day resistance, approximately 250,000 Poles were killed, wounded, or went missing.  In response to the uprising, Hitler sought to make an example out of Warsaw, and ordered a bombing campaign that led to the destruction of 85 percent of this historic city as punishment. 

“Warsaw is now a beautiful and vibrant city, and Poland is a free and democratic society that still respects and reflects upon the efforts of the freedom fighters of the Warsaw Uprising.  This resolution honors the sacrifices of those men and women who refused to capitulate to the Nazi regime, and who deserve our admiration and commemoration as well.  The contribution these brave folks made to the Allied War effort will never be forgotten.”

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