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Warsaw Uprising in 1944

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  • KILLINGKILLING WARSAWWARSAW
  • On September 1, 1939On September 1, 1939 Warsaw had 1,300,000Warsaw had 1,300,000 inhabitantsinhabitants
  • After 5 years of brutal GermanAfter 5 years of brutal German occupation on August 1, 1944occupation on August 1, 1944 there were 900,000 peoplethere were 900,000 people
  • On August 1st at 5:00 pm. theOn August 1st at 5:00 pm. the Warsaw Uprising startedWarsaw Uprising started
  • German forces used heavy artillery and an air force.
  • Unable to defeat the insurgents special SS units started to go home to home killing all inhabitants regardless of age or sex.
  • Indiscriminate destruction tactics was used.
  • After 63 days Polish forcesAfter 63 days Polish forces have run out ofhave run out of ammunition and food.ammunition and food.
  • After capitulation the entire civilian population of Warsaw was expelled from the city and sent to a labor or concentration camps.
  • no more than 1,000 people lived there.no more than 1,000 people lived there. After the fall of the Warsaw RisingAfter the fall of the Warsaw Rising
  • For more information please visit: WARSAW RISING OF 1944