– Veterans of 1944 Warsaw Uprising

In August ‘44, determined to drive the Germans out, thousands of children, women and soldiers join “The Battle for Warsaw”. They will fight heroically for 63 days. In the fights 18,000 soldiers and 120–200,000 civilian inhabitants die. Warsaw will be transformed in a wilderness of ruins in front of the uncaring Poland’s Western and Eastern Allies.

After more than 60 years from those terrible events,  with the help of Ewelina Jaworska, a journalist for Rzeczpospolita,  I met 10 women and 10 men protagonists of the battle. They were teenagers then, now they are the last living memory of a story that cannot be forgotten.