Warsaw Uprising – the Mirror of Generations

The opening of the exhibition "Warsaw Uprising - the Mirror of Generations" is to be held on Wednesday, 15 May 2024, at 12.00 at noon, at the National Museum in Szczecin - the Dialogue Centre Upheavals, with the participation of Warsaw insurgents who lived in Szczecin after 1945. Admission by invitation.

The Warsaw Uprising is one of those events in recent Polish history that leave no one indifferent. Insurgent memorabilia are still kept in many homes, and the most interesting of them end up in the hands of collectors. An impressive collection is in the possession of a Szczecin resident, Mirosław Borowski, who has agreed to lend it to the exhibition at the NMS-DCU. In addition to period items: militaria, cap badges, insurgent armbands, personal items; commemorative objects created on the occasion of successive anniversaries of the event will also be presented. Some of them were created back in the communist period, when the subject was originally quite forbidden and then only partially presented, the rest come from after 1989.

The objects will be a pretext for starting a discussion about the extent to which the Warsaw Uprising was important for successive generations of Poles and how it was perceived. We will consider whether the memory of it created a system of values, which survived despite different assessments of the validity of the uprising, and whether it is an important element of Polish history for today's teenagers.


The exhibition will be available for the general audience from the Night of Museums, 18 May 2024, and will be open until 2 October 2024.



Exhibition "Warsaw Uprising – the Mirror of Generations”

17 May – 2 October 2024

Exhibition from the collection of Mirosław Borowski

Curators: Agnieszka Kuchcińska-Kurcz, Mirosław Borowski
Curatorial cooperation: Paula Sendra

Proofreading: Wiktoria Klera-Olszak
Design: Agnieszka Grądek

Organizer: The National Museum in Szczecin – the Dialogue Centre Upheavals, the West-Pomeranian Marshal's Office