|New plaque on PWPW fence|
A commemorative plaque was unveiled on the fence of PWPW at the junction of ul. Sanguszki and ul. Zakroczymska on 18 April 2023. It pays tribute to the soldiers of the Home Army Warsaw-City District.
These soldiers took part in actions undertaken by the Polish underground in April and May 1943 in the New Town and Muranów areas to relieve the fighters in the ghetto. The ceremony, organised on the eve of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, brought together representatives of PWPW, the Institute of National Remembrance, which is the founder of the plaque, the army, the secret services, central offices and the authorities of the capital. Among those invited was also "our" insurgent, Juliusz Kulesza, who shared his memories of those days.
The heroes of the Underground State, involved in combat, were honoured with wreaths. The plaque, unveiled by PWPW President Piotr Ciompa, Dr Mateusz Szpyma, deputy president of the Polish National Remembrance Institute (IPN), and Dr Tomasz Łabuszewski, director of the IPN branch in Warsaw, will be looked after on a daily basis by our neighbours, students of the Stanisław Noakowski Architectural and Construction Technical School.
"When we fell victim to Nazi Germany, the political elite, the state authorities and the armed forces decided to defend all citizens regardless of religion, nationality or opinion. And although attempts were made to divide us, we did not allow this at the time and we passed the test. These actions, with which the Polish underground tried to help fellow citizens fighting for their lives, for their dignity in the Warsaw Ghetto, are proof of this" - Wiktor Klimiuk, Chairman of the PWPW Supervisory Board, said during the ceremony.
The following day, 19 April this year, exactly on the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, flowers were laid by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at the plaque commemorating the soldiers of the Home Army Warsaw-City District.