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After the Nazis occupied Poland in the beginning of the Second World War, a strong resistance movement was established in the country. All these groups got together as the occupation went on, and created an apolitical organisation, the so-called Home Army. In 1944, this resistance organisation counted over 400 000 members. Their aim was to start a national uprising from Warsaw. The leaders of the Polish resistance groups identified the danger which Stalin was representing, and therefore wanted to free Warsaw and as much country as possible before the arrival of the Red Army. They were to gain most of the influence and save the country from Stalin’s terror. They remembered very well the terror in eastern Poland, symbolised by the Katyn massacre. Stalin had the resistance groups and state infrastructure destroyed in order to gain this region more easily within the post-war arrangements. The uprising broke out in on the turn of July and August 1944. The resistance counted on help from the Red Army that was about to reach Warsaw. The uprising lasted 63 days. Insufficient amount of ammunition, water, medicine and food, along with the slowed-down advance of the Red Army, led to capitulation in the end. The number of victims, mostly from Polish youth and intelligence, in fact caused the liquidation of the structure of the Polish state. 150,000 - 200,000 civilians died in the battles as well as thousands of Polish soldiers. The city was heavily damaged but Warsaw seized to be a base point for the German Army. Heavy losses on the German side and the engagement of forces that could not operate on the East Front led to debilitation of the German forces. Unfortunately, another result was that the communists, supported by Stalin, easily grabbed power after the war ended.
Warsaw Uprising Museum was founded in 1983. It was opened to public in 2004, i.e. on the 60th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. It features exhibits and testimonies about the life in the year 1944. Among the most intriguing exhibits are, for example, the replicas of the armoured vehicle Kubus, the aircraft B-24 Liberator, the cinema Palladium or the period canteen. In the cinema, a film made by the Polish rebels and projected during the uprising is shown. Other exhibits include a diminished model of the Warsaw sewerage system where the rebels were hiding, and a memorial wall with names of all victims.
Warsaw Uprising Museum is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. At the weekend, it is open from 10 am to 6 pm. On Thursday, it is open from 8 am to 8 pm. It is closed on Tuesday. The entrance fee for adults is 10 PLN (5 PLN for children) . The museum provides an audio guide in 18 languages available for 10 PLN. At the weekend, Warsaw Uprising Museum offers the visitors to leave their children in the so-called "Little Rebels’ Room", where they are supervised by a professional instructor. Meanwhile, the parents may comfortably explore the museum.