70. rocznica Powstania Warszawskiego

70. rocznica Powstania Warszawskiego

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Alarm sirens at the „W” hour

The City of Warsaw reports that to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising on Friday, August 1, at 5.00 p.m., in Warsaw alarm sirens of the regional and municipal system of alarming and warning the residents will be activated. Sirens will emit a continuous signal for 1 minute.

Systems will be launched as a part of the training conducted upon the ordinance of the Governor of Mazowieckie No. 321 of 26 June 2014.

170 sirens will be launched at points of alarming of the provincial system of alarming and warning, and 54 sirens of the urban system.

In order to improve the audibility of the signal in Warsaw sirens will be additionally deployed in 20 locations. Manual sirens, which will be operated by the scouts will be located:

in Mokotów: Metro Wilanowska, Rzymowskiego/Marynarska
in the City Centre: the Old Town Market Square
in Żoliborz: pl.Henkla
in Wilanów: al.Wilanowska/Wiertnicza-Cmentarz
at Targówek: CH Targówek, Głębocka 15, Wysockiego/Bazyliańska
in Ursus: Orląt Piastowskich 47
in Włochy: al.Krakowska/1Sierpnia, al. Jerozolimskie/Łopuszańska roundabout, al. Krakowska 100
in Białołęka: Myśliborska/Mehoffera, Nowodwory – bus terminal
at Praga-Północ: Targowa/Kijowska
at Praga-Południe: Fieldorfa /Zamieniecka /Ostrobramska, Bora Komorowskiego /Umińskiego, Roundabout of Waszyngton
at Ursynów: KEN/Wąwozowa
in Wawer: Zaremby rounabout
at Powązki: Gloria Victis.

Rules of the press support

Below, we provide rules for press support concerning the anniversary celebrations from July 30 to August 1. From them you will learn about the hours of connecting the hardware, entry into press sectors and distribution of field cards.

30 July

Warsaw Uprising Museum 

Support for journalists is organized by Warsaw Rising Museum (A. Kotonowicz, tel.510 290 057)
A special sector was prepared for the representatives of the media, equipped with a press box.

11.00 a.m. – beginning of the ceremony

The courtyard of the Town Hall, meeting of the Mayor of Warsaw with the insurgents
The raise stand with the press box is located at the gate on the side of  pl. Bankowy
6.00 p.m. - beginning of the ceremony

The National Stadium - movie
Technical support for journalists is organized by the Stadium (P.Popowski, tel. 781 699 905 and “Świat Cinema” P. Waranka tel. 502 349 963)
9.00 p.m. – beginning of the performance

31 July

Session of the Council, the Royal Castle
Support for journalists is organized by the City Council (S. Paszkiet, tel. 510 206 491)
12.00 p.m. - beginning of the ceremony

pl. Krasińskich 
2.00 p.m. – the end of connecting the outside broadcast vans (the Government Protection Bureau control enters, by 4.00 p.m.)

By 5.30 p.m. – the journalists enter the sector, gate from ul.Miodowa.

The raise stand for everybody on the left side of the stage, and behind the audience for the cameras (by ul. Długa, POOL TV white)

6.00 p.m. - beginning of the ceremony

August 1

Laying flowers at the plaque, ul. Filtrowa 68
9.00 - beginning of the ceremony

Planting the tree in the Saski Garden
The raise stand vis-a-vis the place of planting the oak, (POOL green)
11.30 a.m. - beginning of the ceremony

Change of guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
The raise stand at the right side of the monument
12.00 p.m. - beginning of the ceremony

Monument to the Polish Underground State and the Home Army
Please place the outside broadcast vans on ul. Matejki toward Aleje Ujazdowskie in he parking spaces.
The rise stand with the press box vis-a-vis the monument (in the parking bay), the photo sector (temporary) behind the monument
2.00 p.m. - beginning of the ceremony.

Powązki Gloria Victis

3.00 p.m. – the end of connecting the outside broadcast vans.
Please place outside broadcast vans in the asphalt alley on the right side of the monument.
4.00 p.m. – admitting the journalists until 4.40 p.m. Entry only with POOL cards (blue). Gate at the square in Aleja Zasłużonych.

Sector for the cameras on the left side of the monument, a place for operators also behind the monument.
5.00 p.m. - beginning of the ceremony

Polegli Niepokonani Monument

The raise stand for the press on the right side of the monument in front of the masts, second one by the bushes on the left side (POOL), behind the monument POOL foto.
Gates vis-a-vis the monument by the stairs at the gravel alley. Place for outside broadcast vans by ul. Sowiańskiego, in the park.
Installation of equipment and cars by 4.00 p.m.,
Entry for journalists to the sector from 5.45 p.m. until 6.30. p.m.

7.30 p.m. - beginning of the ceremony.

Field Mass beginning about 8.30 p.m., the raise stand on the right of the altar.
(support of the press by the Office of the President)

Mound of the Warsaw Uprising

Support of the press by the Municipal Police, Jolanta Borysewicz tel. 783 986 110)
9.00 p.m. - beginning of the ceremony.

Pick-up of identifications -  the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Rising

Accreditation process for coverage of celebrations related to 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising has been finished. All accredited journalists are invited to City of Warsaw Press Center (6, Zamkowy Sq.) to pick-up identifications and pools on July 29-30.

The City of Warsaw Press Office  will be open from July 29 to August 2, from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm (to 4:00 pm on August 2).

On Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29-30, journalists accredited at the Press Office will be able to get their ID badges and pool cards which entitle to access media zones during the ceremonies.

At the Press Office, journalists will be provided with wireless Internet access, computer workspace and two TV sets.

Any information on the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Rising and city sightseeing tours prepared for the journalists by the Warsaw Tourist Office will be provided on the spot by volunteers (also fluent in English, German and Russian).

Access to the Press Office will be granted upon a press ID card or a passport. The City of Warsaw Press Department shall not be responsible for any items left at the Press Office by media representatives.

Terms and conditions of the press coverage will be announced in a separate communiqué. (25 July 2014 T.D)

 

70th Anniversary of Warsaw Uprising Outbreak – Warsaw tour propositions 

1. Warsaw – the city of free people

During this guided, walking tour you will find out why Warsaw is called the city of free people. The guide will tell you about the history of the city – from the birth of Warsaw, through the times of democracy, Golden Liberty period and partitions to the World War II destruction of the city, its reconstruction and first free election in 1989. You will visit the St. John Cathedral, walk down the Royal Route and see the most important places in Warsaw history. (Duration: 1,5 – 2 h)

2. Reconstruction of the city

This guided, walking tour will help you to understand today’s look of Warsaw. You will discover the history of Warsaw Uprising, 63 days which forever changed the city. You will also see the places connected to the uprising events and learn about the reconstruction of Warsaw, which was a work of the whole nation. You will visit the Warsaw Museum, see the movie about the destruction and reconstruction of the city and visit the Monument Interpretation Center were you can find exhibition about the reconstruction of the Old Town Area. (Duration 2,5 – 3h)

More information and registration: anna.przyluska@warsawtour.pl
(7 July 2014 I.K., edit 16 July 2014 T.D.) 


City of Warsaw Press Office

During the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Rising, the Press Office will be open at the Registry Office (6, Castle Sq.), where journalists will have the possibility to work, obtain their accreditation and provide coverage of the celebration, but also to find information on Warsaw sightseeing tours which have been prepared for them.

The City of Warsaw Press Office  will be open from July 29 to August 2, from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm (to 4:00 pm on August 2).
On Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29-30, journalists accredited at the Press Office will be able to get their ID badges and pool cards which entitle to access media zones during the ceremonies.
At the Press Office, journalists will be provided with wireless Internet access, computer workspace and two TV sets.

Any information on the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Rising and city sightseeing tours prepared for the journalists by the Warsaw Tourist Office will be provided on the spot by volunteers (also fluent in English, German and Russian).

Access to the Press Office will be granted upon a press ID card or a passport. The City of Warsaw Press Department shall not be responsible for any items left at the Press Office by media representatives.( 2 July 2014 M.Ł.)

 

The celebrations will be attended by the Warsaw Insurgents from all over the world

The celebrations of the anniversary of the Warsaw Rising in 2014 will be unique. Not only because of the numerous accompanying events, but also because of the participation of Insurgents. At the invitation of the Mayor of Warsaw,  more than 700 guests, including close to 400 participants of the Warsaw Rising will come - many of them from the farthest corners of the world.

Organization of the arrival and stay in Warsaw of the Insurgents  is handled by the Warsaw Tourist Office. Participation in the celebrations has been confirmed so far by nearly 400 people fighting in 1944. Most of them will come along with their caretakers - due to the age and health many Insurgents require help in moving (some move with crutches, some in wheelchairs, there are blind or visually impaired individuals). Some will come with their families - children and grandchildren.

The Insurgents, despite their advanced age (most of them are more than 90 years old) come from such distant countries as Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala and South Africa. There will be guests from Europe: Belgium, Denmark, Greece, France, Lithuania, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia and Great Britain. Over one hundred people will arrive from the United States (including  Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco), a few dozen from Canada. There will also be guests from Israel.

The Insurgents from across Poland will also be present - from Koszalin, Sopot, Gdansk, Zielona Góra, Wroclaw, Poznan, Bydgoszcz, Lodz, Lublin, Krakow, Zakopane, Sosnowiec and Jelenia Góra.

Some of the invited guests decided to arrive earlier and stay in Warsaw for longer than just for the duration of the event - the record holder intends to return as late as in October. For one of the guests, the visit to Poland will be the first after many years spent in exile.

The Insurgents repeatedly attached very personal, often handwritten letters of thanks for the invitation to the questionnaire sent by the Warsaw Rising Museum. They wrote about their children and grandchildren, reminisced about their participation in the Rising, their nicknames and formations and battalions to which they belonged. One of the participants signed the letter with  a pseudonym - as "nurse Wisia".

Many declared that in spite of health problems they would come to Warsaw - some hope for the meeting with old friends, others want to visit family graves. In one of the letters the Rising participant wrote that she is moving to Poland after decades in exile because she wants to spend her remaining years in the country and to rest in her native land. Still others, even though they come from different countries, want to live together during their stay in Warsaw - some even in the same room.

According to the Warsaw Rising Museum, in Poland and around the world there are about 3340 Insurgents, over 400 of them live permanently abroad. The participants of the Rising living in the capital of Poland will also be invited for the celebrations  - the Warsaw Rising Museum estimates that the celebrations will be attended by about 800 Insurgents from Warsaw.

The celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Rising are held under the auspices of the President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski. During the celebrations, a meeting between the president and the participants of the Rising is scheduled. The Mayor of Warsaw Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz will also meet with the Insurgents. (2 July 2014 M.Ł.)

 

Graphic design concept for the 70th anniversary

Graphic design  for the promotional materials of the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Rising was created by the Truest agency. This design in soft gray-black-red color scheme represents the timeline and the changes that Warsaw has undergone over the last 70 years   - from ruins to the modern metropolis.

Graphic designers prepared posters for display in public transport, as well as promotional materials such as T-shirts, bags, umbrellas, stamps, badges, invitations, banners on the website.

Truest is a creative agency, a hybrid founded by Grzegorz Piwnicki who creates under the pseudonym "Forin", and Piotr Jasiński.

Grzegorz Piwnicki - graphic artist, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw - Faculty of Graphic Arts
Piotr Jasiński - studied sound design and advertising in the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology

Truest realized, among others, Project Freedom, a public campaign aimed at the younger generation of Poles and an educational campaign - based on an online game - for the Warsaw Rising Museum titled: "63 days in the life of Warsaw", a story of  artists involved in the Warsaw Rising. These projects became educational tools with which the young audience began to identify.

The Designers say about themselves:
"We create designs for customers who want to differentiate their brand among many others. We focus on freshness and ingenuity. We are not afraid of risk, but we do not disregard optimal solutions. We address our projects to open-minded people.

Inspiration by the visual arts and light has a big impact on our work. We choose the means of production and the solutions so as to connect them to experiences and situations that happen in our everyday life. We try to connect seemingly unrelated elements - often yielding surprising results - in the implemented social and commercial projects.

We operate according to the British idea of creative economy based on knowledge, in which it is paramount to directly reach people. We base projects on networking and the creation of closed communities of professionals. They contain  music, sports, healthy lifestyle and a good mood. We retain respect for multigenerationalism and we support free thought. " (2 July 2014 M.Ł.)

70th Anniversary of Warsaw Uprising Outbreak – Warsaw tour propositions
1. Warsaw – the city of free people
During this guided, walking tour you will find out why Warsaw is called the city of free people. The guide will tell you about the history of the city – from the birth of Warsaw, though the times of democracy, Golden  Liberty period and partitions to the World War II destruction of the city, its reconstruction and first free election in 1989.  You will visit the St. John Cathedral, walk down the Royal Route and see the most important places in Warsaw history.  
Duration: 1,5 – 2 h
2. Reconstruction of the city
This guided, walking tour will help you to understand today’s look of Warsaw. You will discover the history of Warsaw Uprising, 63 days which forever changed the city. You will also see the places connected to the uprising events and learn about the reconstruction of Warsaw, which was a work of the whole nation. You will visit the Warsaw Museum, see the movie about the destruction and reconstruction of the city and visit the Monument Interpretation Center were you can find exhibition about the reconstruction of the Old Town Area. 
Duration 2,5 – 3h  

Invitation