On August 1, 1944, at 5:00 p.m., thousands of members of the Polish resistance started an armed uprising in Warsaw.
The largest armed uprising of World War II
That episode of Polish heroism with the German occupation was the biggest uprising of World War II, carried out at the initiative of the largest resistance movement in Europe during that war, the Armia Krajowa (Home Army), which was loyal to the Polish government in exile, installed in London.
Tribute to the heroes of the Warsaw Uprising in Majadahonda
On the occasion of this anniversary, organized by the Polish Embassy, the Polish Institute of Culture in Madrid and the Poland First to Fight Historical-Cultural Association, this afternoon a tribute to the heroes of the Warsaw Uprising was held at the Cemetery Municipal de Majadahonda (Madrid), in front of the tomb of Stanislaw Serdakowski "Stasiek", a member of the Armia Krajowa (AK, National Army). Stanislaw was sent as a prisoner of war to Germany after the defeat of the Rising. He moved to Spain in the late 1950s and in 1999 was awarded the Officer's Cross of Merit. He passed away in Madrid on February 23, 2015.
The tribute took place at 5:00 p.m., the so-called "W hour", which began the 1944 uprising. The event was attended by representatives of the Embassy of Poland in Madrid and the Polish Institute of Culture in Madrid, as well as the Polish Defense Attaché, Captain Dorota Stachura, and < strong>Polish Police Liaison in Spain, Major Karolina Gablicka-Bak.
Captain Mark E. Dennison, of the United States Navy and defense attaché of the US Embassy in Madrid, as well as relatives of Stanislaw Serdakowski and Spanish and Polish members of the also attended the event. Poland First to Fight Historical-Cultural Association, in uniforms from the Warsaw Uprising era.
During the ceremony, a Polish priest delivered a prayer in memory of the heroes of the Uprising. In addition, Captain Dorota Stachura gave a few words to remember that heroic episode of World War II. During the ceremony, the chords of Dąbrowski's Mazurka, the Polish National Anthem, were played.
You can see here the video of the act recorded by the Poland First to Fight Historical-Cultural Association:
Tribute to the heroes of the Warsaw Uprising in Borja
Likewise, this morning another tribute to the heroes of the Warsaw Uprising was held at the Municipal Cemetery in the town of Borja (Zaragoza). The event was attended by members of the Poland First to Fight Historical-Cultural Association, dressed as Polish insurgents from World War II.
This act was held in front of the grave of Lilliana Skorel Jankowski "Dzidka". Born in the city of Toruń, in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship (Poland) on March 20, 1927, Lilliana was part of the Armia Krajowa as a liaison officer of the 6th Company "Wawer" of the Battalion " Kiliński" during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, being wounded on September 13 of that year.
The event was attended by the Consul General of Poland in Barcelona, Ilona Kałdońska, whom we see on these lines addressing a few words to the people who attended the tribute.
The General Consulate of Poland in Barcelona placed a wreath on the grave of Lilliana Skorel Jankowski, in homage to this Polish soldier. The event was attended by members of the municipal government of Borja, as well as the daughter of Lilliana Skorel.
In addition, after the ceremony in the cemetery, a second tribute to Lilliana Skorel was held at the Museum of Borjanos Studies, as well as an event in the Town Hall, both events attended by the Consul General from Poland in Barcelona.
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