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Once a Year the Entire City of Warsaw Stands For a Minute of Silence

The Warsaw Uprising was the biggest rebellion against German Nazi occupation during World War II. The operation was held by the Polish resistance Home Army (Polish: Armia Krajowa) to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany. The Uprising cost about 200,000 civilian lives and the destruction of the capital. Learn more about the Warsaw Uprising.

Every year on August 1st at 5pm, the people of Warsaw pay homage to the fallen soldiers that fought for freedom in 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising. When the sirens begin to sound, Warsaw’s usually busy traffic comes to a halt for a minute of silence to commemorate the start of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. You can watch the video below.

Music: “Infinite Horizons” by God is an Astronaut.

Also check: Then And Now: Photos Of Warsaw That Bring History To Life

Share your thoughts about the minute of silence in Warsaw below and check out the Huge Collection Of The Warsaw Uprising Photos [18+].

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