72. rocznica Powstania Warszawskiego

72. rocznica Powstania Warszawskiego

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The 72nd Anniversary of the Warsaw Rising. An appeal to the residents of Warsaw

We would like to ask Warsaw residents to commemorate the events that took place 72 years ago with a minute’s silence, as they do every year on 1 August at the “W” hour.

The insurgents overcame many hardships. The first one was the struggle, and many had to pay the ultimate price. Then, there was the post-War period, in which they were persecuted, humiliated and imprisoned, to deny the historical truth for the benefit of the government of that time. In free Poland they were returned to due respect and glory. The first of August is their holiday, which is intended to give them an opportunity to reflect on the road they walked, and to allow us to express our gratitude for the values they have saved for us.

On 1st August at 5.00 pm sirens will be heard throughout the capital city. We would like to urge you to stop for a while and direct your thoughts towards those who 72 years ago fought for 63 days for our city and freedom. Let’s all celebrate the memory of heroes in peace and in pursuit of reconciliation.

Zbigniew Galperyn                     Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz       Leszek Żukowski
                                       
Deputy President                              Mayor                                       President
of the Association of Warsaw             of Warsaw                     of the World Association of
Insurgents                                                                               Home Army Soldiers

Warsaw, 27th July 2016

Public transport on 1st August

On the 72nd anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Rising, the Municipal Transport Authority will launch five special bus lines and one tram line. They will facilitate access to the Warsaw Rising Museum and the cemeteries in the City of Warsaw.

On 1st August five special bus lines will operate along Warsaw’s streets
- 912 (one-way line) The Powązki Military Cemetery – Powązkowska St. – Okopowa St. – Towarowa St.– Grzybowska St. – Siedmiogrodzka St. – Skierniewicka St. – Wolska St. – Fort Wola – The Wolski Cemetery
- 922 The Powązki Military Cemetery – Powązkowska St. – Krasińskiego St. – Wilsona Square – Słowackiego St. – Metro Marymont Station
- 944 The Central Railway Station– Emilii Plater St. – Świętokrzyska St.– Marszałkowska St. – Bankowy Square –  Solidarności Ave. – Okopowa St. – Powązkowska St. – The Powązki Military Cemetery
-  970 Warsaw East Station (Kijowska St.) – Kijowska St. – Targowa St. –  Solidarności Ave. (return: Śląsko-Dąbrowski bridge – Sierakowskiego St. – Okrzei St. – Targowa St.) – Śląsko-Dąbrowski bridge –  Solidarności Ave. – Okopowa St. – Powązkowska St. – The Powązki Military Cemetery
- 980 Chełmska St. – Czerniakowska St. – Gagarina St. – Belwederska St.  Ujazdowskie Ave. – Nowy Świat St.– Krakowskie Przedmieście St. – Miodowa St. – Krasińskich Square – Świętojerska St. – Anielewicza St. – Okopowa St. – Powązkowska St. – The Powązki Military Cemetery.

The “W” tram line service will be provided on the following route: Narutowicza Square– Grójecka St. – Zawiszy Square– Towarowa St. – The Warsaw Rising Museum – Towarowa St. – Okopowa St. – Solidarności Ave. – Wolska St. – The Wolski Cemetery.

Bus line 912 will operate between 5.30 and 8.00 PM, line 922 between 2.30 and 9.00 PM, lines 944, 970 and 980 between 2.00 and 9.00 PM. The W-line trams will arrive at their stops between 2.00 and 7.00PM.

The special-line buses will stop at selected bus stops.

The Powązki Military Cemetery can also be reached by regular-line buses 103, 122 and 180.

Possible traffic and parking difficulties

On 29th July - 6th August, Warsaw will be commemorating the 72nd Anniversary of the Warsaw Rising. Therefore, certain changes will be introduced to the current traffic and parking rules.

On THURSDAY, 28th JULY, from 11.00 pm to 7.00 am, on Friday, 29th July, in connection with preparations for the “PAMIĘTAMY 44” (“WE REMEMBER 44”) concert, stopping and waiting will be prohibited (with a sign warning that cars will be towed away at their owners’ cost) at Przyokopowa St. at the side of the Warsaw Rising Museum along the entire wall length (except for cars labelled “ORGANIZATOR [“ORGANISER”]).

On FRIDAY, 29th JULY, in connection with the “PAMIĘTAMY 44” concert in the Wolności Park near the Warsaw Rising Museum traffic will be changed as follows:
• from 7.00 am to 12.00 midnight – no stopping and waiting (with a sign warning that cars will be towed away at their owners’ cost) on both sides of Przyokopowa St. (except for buses and cars labelled “ORGANIZATOR”),
• between 3.00 pm and 12.00 midnight – closing traffic on Przyokopowa St.

On SATURDAY, 30th JULY, in connection with the meeting of the President of Poland and the Mayor of Warsaw with veterans of the Warsaw Rising in the Wolności Park near the Museum the following regulations will be introduced:
• ALL DAY (24 hours) – no stopping and waiting (with a sign warning that cars will be towed away at their owners’ cost) on both sides of Przyokopowa St. (except for buses and cars labelled “ORGANIZATOR”),
• from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm – traffic closed on Przyokopowa St. (except for MPT vehicles, taxis and cars labelled “ORGANIZATOR”).

On SUNDAY, 31st JULY, in connection with the special Session of the Warsaw City Council in the Royal Castle and the remembrance events on Krasińskich Square, the following regulations will be introduced:
from 12.00 midnight to 4.00 pm – no stopping and waiting (with a sign warning that cars will be towed away at their owners’ cost) on both sides of Podwale St. along the section from Senatorska St. to Kapitulna St. (except for buses and cars transporting guests invited to the Special Session of the Warsaw City Council, ALL DAY (24 hours) – no stopping and waiting (with a sign warning that cars will be towed away at their owners’ cost) on both sides of the streets:
- Długa St. along the section from Miodowa St. to J. Kilińskiego St.,
- Bonifraterska St. along the section from Długa St. to Świętojerska St.,
- Długa St. along the section from the junction with Miodowa St.to Barokowa St.,
• from 12.00 noon to 12.00 midnight– traffic closed on Długa St. from Miodowa St.to J. Kilińskiego St.,
• from 5.00 pm to 12.00 midnight – traffic closed on Miodowa St. and Bonifraterska St. along the section from Kapucyńska St. to Świętojerska St.
On MONDAY, 1st AUGUST, traffic will be changed as follows:
1. In connection with remembrance events by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Piłsudskiego Square:
• from 12.00 midnight to 2.00 pm – no stopping and waiting (with a sign warning that cars will be towed away at their owners’ cost) on the following streets:
 
 - Królewska St. along the section from Marszałkowska St. to Piłsudskiego Square on the side of Saski Garden (with parking space for rented MZA buses transporting military banners, veterans, members of the Polish Armed Forces),
- Wierzbowa St. along the section from A. Fredry St. to Marsz. F. Focha St.,
- the car park in front of the “Zachęta” National Gallery of Art (for guests participating in the event),
- the car park at Gen. M. Tokarzewskiego-Karaszewicza St. (for guests participating in the event),
2. in connection with the remembrance events by the monument of Gen. Stefan Rowecki “Grot” at F. Chopina St.:
• from 12.00 midnight to 2.30 pm – no stopping and waiting (with a sign warning that cars will be towed away at their owners’ cost) on F. Chopina St. (around the monument),
3. in connection with remembrance events by the monument of the Polish Underground State and the Home Army on J. Matejki St.:
from 12.00 midnight to 5.00 pm – no stopping and waiting (with a sign warning that cars will be towed away at their owners’ cost) on the following streets:
 - J. Matejki St. along the section from Ujazdowskie Ave. to Wiejska St.
- Wiejska St. along the section from Frascati St. to Piękna St. with a car park (for the organiser’s cars),
- Piękna St. along the section from Al. Ujazdowskie to Wiejska St. (stopping allowed for MZA buses transporting veterans and for guests’ cars),
• from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm – traffic closed on J. Matejki St. from entrance to the Embassy of Canada to Wiejska St. (with the Embassy still accessible by car),
• from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm – traffic closed on Wiejska St. along the section from Frascati St. to Piękna St. (entrance and stopping allowed for MZA buses transporting colour guards and veterans, and for guests’ cars),
4. in connection with remembrance events by the Gloria Victis monument at the Powązki Military cemetery at Powązkowska St.:
• from 1.00 pm to 9.30 pm – the car park by the Powązki Military Cemetery closed for passenger traffic (with the exception of MZA, organisers’ and guests’ cars),
• from 12.00 midnight to 7.00 pm – no stopping and waiting (with a sign warning that cars will be towed away at their owners’ cost) in the car park by the cemetery and in the car park and the lay-by near the Main Gate of the Military Cemetery from the side of Powązkowska St. (with the possibility for guests’ cars to stop),
• from 1.00 pm to 7.00 pm – traffic closed on Ostrowiecka St. (except for public transport and the organiser's cars),
5. in connection with remembrance events by the Polegli Niepokonani (Fallen Undefeated) monument on Wolska St.:
• from 12.00 midnight to 11.00 pm – no stopping and waiting on the service road of Wolska St. (with a sign warning that cars will be towed away at their owners’ cost)
along the section from J. Sowińskiego St. to Św. Jacka St., including the car park on Św. Jacka St.),
• from 5.30 pm to 10.00 pm – traffic closed on Wolska St. (one traffic lane at the side of the Park) to J. Sowińskiego St. (parking space for buses transporting veterans and guests),
• no entry to the gravel road leading to the Polegli Niepokonani monument from Redutowa, St. on J. Sowińskiego St. from Wolska, St. on J. Sowińskiego St. from Szulborska St.
On FRIDAY, 5th AUGUST, in connection with remembrance events by the monument commemorating 50 thousand Residents of the Wola District murdered by Germans during the Warsaw Rising on the confluence of Leszno St. and al. “Solidarności”, the following changes will be made:
• from 12.00 midnight to 7.30 pm – no stopping and waiting (with a sign warning that cars will be towed away at their owners’ cost) on the pavement and in the lay-by on Leszno St. along the section to S. Wyszyńskiego Square (does not apply to the organiser’s cars),
• from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm – traffic closed on Leszno St. along the section from al. “Solidarności” to S. Wyszyńskiego Square.
 
On SATURDAY, 6th AUGUST, from 5.00 pm to 8.30 pm: Insurgent Critical Mass 2016. Start at the car park by the Warsaw Rising Museum on Przyokopowa. St. The following changes will therefore be made:
• from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm – no stopping and waiting on both sides of Przyokopowa St. (does not apply to buses and cars labelled “ORGANIZATOR”),
• from 11.00 am to 10.00 pm – traffic closed on Przyokopowa St. (does not apply to cars labelled “ORGANIZATOR”).

More: http://www.infoulice.um.warszawa.pl/node/121192

Remembrance events by the Polegli Niepokonani (Fallen Undefeated) monument – traffic disruptions


Programme of the event on 1st August:
- 7.30 pm – start of the event by the Polegli Niepokonani monument
For your convenience, please be informed that:
- Gen. J. Sowińskiego St. will be opened until 6.30 pm.

At 6.30 pm it will be closed for traffic and reopened around 9.00 pm.
- the monument will be accessible for those wishing to lay flowers until 6.00 pm (from the side of the stairs behind the monument).

From 6.00 pm, this area will be closed off until around 9.00 pm. These changes are necessary for safety reasons and the need to ensure that the remembrance events run smoothly and without disruptions.

The Programme of the 72nd anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising

29th July     Friday

10.30AM    Wreath laying ceremony at the memorial of Soldiers of „Żywiciel” Group
ks. J. Popiełuszko Street

30th July     Saturday

11.00AM    A meeting of the Warsaw Insurgents with Mr. Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland and Ms. Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, the Mayor of Warsaw,
The ceremony of awarding orders and state honours by the President of Poland
Freedom Park at the Warsaw Rising Museum
(entry only with invitation)

31st July     Sunday

12.00        A solemn session of the Warsaw City Council
        The Royal Castle, Ballroom

7.00PM    A field holy mass
Krasińskich Square, at the Warsaw Uprising Monument
   
8.00pM    The memorial roll call of the Fallen
        Krasińskich Square, at the Warsaw Uprising Monument
       
9.00PM    Concert – “Nowe Pokolenie 16/44” (“New Generation 16/44”)
Krasińskich Square

1st August     Monday

9.00AM    The wreath laying at the plaque commemorating the signing of the order to start the Warsaw Uprising by Gen. Antoni Chruściel “Monter” – the Commanding Officer of the Warsaw District of the Home Army
68 Filtrowa St. (the former secret headquarters of the Warsaw District of the Home Army)

10.00AM    A ceremony at the “Fighting Mokotów – 1944” monument
        Gen. Gustaw Orlicz-Dreszer Park
“Mokotów March” – a march along Puławska St. up to Dworkowa St.

12.00        The ceremonial changing of the guards held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
        The laying of wreaths
        Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego Square

1.30PM    The ceremony of laying flowers at the monument to Gen. Stefan Rowecki “Grot”
        at the corner of F. Chopina St. and Ujazdowskie Ave.

2.00PM    A ceremony at the Polish Underground State and the Home Army monument
        Wiejska St.
       
4.00          The laying of flowers at the grave of Gen. Antoni Chruściel “Monter”
– 4.45PM     Powązki Military Cemetery (plot D 18, row L 01, grave 1)

5.00PM    “W-hour” – the paying of tribute to the Insurgents,
        The Gloria Victis monument
Powązki Military Cemetery
       
7.30PM    Wreath-laying at the “Fallen-undefeated” memorial
    Ecumenical prayer
        The Warsaw Insurgents Cemetery in Wola

9.00PM    A ceremony on the Warsaw Uprising Mound – the lighting of the Fire of Remembrance
        Bartycka St.

5thAugust     Friday

2.00PM    The anniversary of the liberation of the Gęsiówka prison camp by the “Zośka” Battalion
34 Anielewicza St.

6.00PM    A ceremony honouring the civilians of Wola at the monument commemorating 50 thousand Wola residents murdered by the Germans during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944
        Pamięci Square on Leszno St. and Solidarności Ave.

2nd October•    Sunday

6.00PM    The extinction of the Fire of Remembrance on the Warsaw Uprising Mound – the closing of the ceremony of the 72nd anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising
        Bartycka St.

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