Sound advice from a father during the Warsaw Uprising 1944*

The Warsaw Uprising museum has numerous videos with survivors recounting their experiences. One video shows a man telling the story of how, when he was fifteen years old, he asked his parents if he could join the uprising.

First he asked his mother who gave him an emphatic ‘No’.

He then asked his father who said that he could join the resistance groups but he added, “Don’t die of stupidity.”

*The Uprising lasted from 1st August to 2nd October 1944 and was the most dramatic of all the acts of resistance to the Nazis.


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