Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies, the Polish Consulate General, the UCLA Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the UCLA Polish Student Group
On Monday, November 15, 2004, the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies, in conjunction with the Polish Consulate General, The UCLA Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the UCLA Polish Student Group, will present an event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.
The event will feature an address by Consul General of the Republic of Poland, the Honorable Krystyna Tokarska-Biernacik, as well as talks by UCLA Political Science Professor Andrzej Korbonski and Mr. Andre Ulankiewicz, both of whom participated in the uprising. There will also be a screening of the CBS documentary “Twentieth Century: The Warsaw Uprising,” narrated by Walter Cronkite, that uses authentic film footage to tell the story of the unsuccessful 63-day struggle to liberate Warsaw.
Taking place from August 1 to October 2, 1944, the uprising was the largest insurgence by any underground force against the German Army. The Polish “Home Army,” assisted by elderly men, women and teenagers, fought the Nazi occupants, while the Soviet Army stood by, just across the Vistula River. The uprising was ultimately subdued after the loss of 250,000 mostly civilian lives and the total destruction of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.
Refreshments will be served.
Published: Wednesday, November 10, 2004
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