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    Flags fly half-mast at the German diplomatic missions in Poland

    On the 79th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising, German diplomatic missions in Poland lowered their flags to half-mast in mourning and shame. In 1944, about 40,000 to 50,000 insurgents bravely fought in the capital, intending a short uprising that instead endured over two months.


    “Today, on the anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising, all German diplomatic missions in Poland have lowered their flags to half mast as a sign of mourning and shame. We remember the victims, may their fate be a warning to us for the future. Never again!”

    the German Embassy in Poland wrote on Twitter.

    The uprising took a harrowing toll, resulting in the loss of approximately 18,000 insurgents and leaving 25,000 wounded. The civilian population suffered immensely, with an estimated 180,000 lives lost. The remaining 500,000 inhabitants were expelled from the nearly razed city, a grim aftermath of the German response.

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