US, Israeli Ambassadors honour Warsaw insurgents

US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher and Israeli Ambassador to Poland Alexander Ben Zvi paid tribute to Warsaw insurgents on Saturday.

German embassy marks the Warsaw Rising anniversary

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The Israeli Embassy in Warsaw tweeted that Ambassador Ben Zvi paid tribute “to the freedom fighters and citizens of Warsaw who fought for Poland’s freedom during Warsaw Uprising.” Pictures of the Ambassador were attached to the tweet. For her part, in a tweet, US Ambassador Mosbacher recalled President Donald Trump’s words that he addressed to the veterans of the Warsaw Uprising in July 2017. “We salute your noble sacrifice and we pledge to always remember your fight for Poland and for freedom,” Ambassador Mosbacher wrote.

Moreover, the Deputy head of the US Diplomatic Mission to Poland Bix Aliu laid flowers at the Warsaw Uprising Monument on Friday to commemorate those Poles who sacrificed their lives for their homeland 76 years ago. The Warsaw Rising was the largest armed action of underground resistance in German-occupied Europe. On August 1, 1944, 40,000 to 50,000 insurgents took up arms against the Nazi-German occupier. Although planned only to last for a couple of days, the insurgency lasted for over two months. Around 18,000 insurgents died and 25,000 were wounded in the struggle. The astounding losses in the civilian population amounted to about 180,000 people. The remaining 500,000 Warsaw citizens were driven out of the city which was nearly entirely burned and razed to the ground.