"The highest expression of respect towards those who fought for a free Poland is our daily hard work, education and protection of ideals. Today memorials should be protected and cared for like never before, setting an example for future generations," the prime minister said after visiting the cemetery. The Warsaw Uprising was the largest underground military operation in German-occupied Europe. On August 1, 1944, about 40-50 thousand insurgents joined the fight in the capital. Planned for several days, it lasted over two months. During the fights in Warsaw, about 18 thousand insurgents were killed, and 25 thousand were injured. Losses among the civilian population were huge and amounted to approx. 180 thousand killed. About 500 thousand residents of Warsaw who remained alive were expelled from the city, which after the Uprising was almost completely burnt and destroyed. "They fell in the field of glory, but they will remain in our memory forever. 54 soldiers of the AK +Kampinos+ Group, who died during the fighting with the Germans, rest in the cemetery in Wiersze near Warsaw," the prime minister wrote on Facebook.
Source: Gazeta Polska