Introduction:A remark by Poland's foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski, that the 1944 Warsaw Rising against the Nazis was a "national catastrophe", has been described by some opposition politicians as being "unacceptable" and unpatriotic.
Posting a link on his Twitter social networking website, Minister Sikorski described the ultimately doomed resistance by the Polish Home Army as a "national catastrophe."
MPs from the national-conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party say that the remark is a stain against the memory of Polish patriots.
It is strange that we haven`t debated it here yet. Maybe such a topic appeared long ago but was moved to archive. I checked the current search data and only two topics concern Warsaw Rising:
KIA of the Rising
After initial successes, the situation got worse. Germans brought a few police units, most of them consisted of various scumbags (criminals) or collaborators from the East.
Instead of fighting insurgents, they went on a murdering spree - in Wola district, about 50.000 Polish civilians were executed in early August, in Ochota - about 10.000. Mokotów - a few thousand. And in many other places all over Warsaw.
The situation was hopeless, so after 63 days of heroic fight, Warsaw capitulated.
From 120.000 to 200.000 civilians died, about 18.000 insurgents were killed in action or executions. 25% of left-bank Warsaw was destroyed in the Rising, next 35% afterwards. With 10% destruction from 1939 and 10% of Ghetto area razed to the ground, literally, Warsaw practically ceased to exist.
A long wall with AK soldiers` names