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  Warsaw Uprising - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 2004 the Warsaw self-government authorities estimated that the approximate loss of the municipal property is 45 billion 2004 US dollars (this includes only the property owned by the city of Warsaw on August 31, 1939, and not the properties owned by the inhabitants themselves).
Factual knowledge of the Warsaw Uprising, inconvenient to Stalin, was twisted by propaganda of the People's Republic of Poland, which stressed the failings of the Home Army and the Polish government-in-exile, and forbade all criticism of the Red Army or the political goals of Soviet strategy.
Warsaw President Lech Kaczyński, now President of Poland, established a historical commission in 2004 to estimate material losses that were inflicted upon the city by German authorities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Warsaw_uprising   (4627 words)

 Warsaw Voice - Siren Song
Warsaw's Mermaid has been the subject of poems and songs, and even the first Polish-made car, the Syrena, was given her name.
It was part of the emblem as early as the mid-16th century, but officially became Warsaw's symbol only in the 19th century.
The communist press reported that "in 1970 Warsaw hooligans broke off the sword and fractured the statue, after which the monument was moved to the defensive walls" (which did not protect the mermaid's sword from repeated damage).
www.warsawvoice.pl /view/4212   (456 words)

 Warsaw travel guide - Wikitravel
Warsaw [1] (Polish: Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and, with 1.7 million inhabitants, its largest city.
The Warsaw Tourist Information [4] will answer your questions about the city and other regions of Poland, tell you what's happening in the city at the time of your stay, book a hotel room for you and sell you a map of the city (or even give you one for free).
Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW) is located in the area of Okęcie in Włochy, some 10 km south of the centre point of the city.
wikitravel.org /en/Warsaw   (7494 words)

 Coat of Arms of Warsaw - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first coat of arms of Warsaw depicted a dragon with human male's head, carrying a sword and a shield.
Since 1622, the Warsaw arms has been rendered as a mermaid with sword and shield in hand, representing Melusina from the River Vistula (Wisła), who in legend led Duke Boleslaus of Mazovia to the appropriate site (a fishing village) and ordered him to found the city, in about 1294.
The magistrate is currently considering to add a depiction of the Virtuti Militari medal to the emblem to emphasize the merits of Warsaw during both the Battle of Warsaw and World War II.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coat_of_Arms_of_Warszawa   (323 words)

 History of Warsaw's Coat of Arms
During the 16th century, the male torso on the Warsaw arms was replaced with a female torso, the helmeted head disappeared, and there appeared dragon wings at the hips and a lizard tail.
The City of New Warsaw and remaining districts had separate arms, for example the arms of New Warsaw were a maiden with a unicorn.
In 1811, during the period of the Duchy of Warsaw, the seals of the city adopted the official emblem of the Duchy, the Saxon-Polish Arms.
www.e-warsaw.pl /miasto/herb.htm   (650 words)

 History of Warsaw's Coat of Arms
The arms present, in the field of a red shield, the figure of a woman with a fish's tail turned to the right, lifting a sword in her right hand and a round shield in her left hand.
This is why the Warsaw Mermaid is armed: She bears a sword and a shield to defend the city.
When the Swedes attacked Warsaw, the valiant Griffin was treacherously wounded by the enemy and shortly died, and his companion, the brave Mermaid, seized sword and shield and courageously fought in defense of the city.
www.e-warsaw.pl /miasto/herb-1.htm   (835 words)

 Syrena History
Warsaw is situated over 300km (200 miles) from the closest sea coast.
The people of Warsaw are proud of their symbol, which appears in many art forms, as the one on the left from the weekly magazine "Tygodnik Ilustrowany" in 1900.
The streets and parks of Warsaw are adorned by many statues commemorating kings, statesmen, artists and heroes of the many battles for freedom from oppression.
www.biega.com /syrena.html   (516 words)

The population of Warsaw as of 1999 was 1,618,468.
On August 1, 1944, the general population started the Warsaw uprising[?]; after it had failed, the city was razed by Adolf Hitler's order; the left-bank suburbs, controlled by the Germans, were emptied of their remaining population and the buildings were systematically reduced to rubble by fire and dynamite.
Since the second half of the 18th century, the emblem of Warsaw (originally a siren) has been a mermaid with sword and shield in hand, representing the creature who in legend led a prince to the site of Warsaw and ordered him to found the city.
www.findword.org /wa/warsaw.html   (599 words)

 WARSZAWA - bezpłatny przewodnik THE VISITOR, zwiedzanie, zabytki, muzea, turystyka.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
It is one of the oldest churches in Warsaw.
In the middle of the Square there is the Warsaw's Mermaid - the emblem of the city.
The Krasińskich Palace (Republic Palace) situated on the opposite side of the square was Jan Krasiński's (Warsaw starost) residence.
www.thevisitor.pl /wspomnieniestarejwarszawy.php?jezyk=EN   (1604 words)

 Warsaw demands mermaid's naked breast be covered on Miss World poster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The reproduction provided by the Warsaw City Hall on Wednesday shows the poster advertising the Miss World 2006 contest, to be held in Warsaw, Poland, in September 2006.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - A white scarf was discretely added over an artist's depiction of a mermaid with an exposed breast on a poster advertising the 2006 Miss World contest, after officials in Warsaw's conservative administration deemed it too suggestive, the artist's agent said Wednesday.
Warsaw's acting mayor is former Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, whose Law and Justice party espouses conservative moral values such as no sex outside marriage and strict controls on abortion.
www.cbc.ca /cp/Oddities/060823/K082311U.html   (332 words)

 Warsaw (Warszawa)
Before the Second World War Warsaw was called the Paris of the North, but on the other hand always being degraded to the role of an ugly city to be compared with its ancient rival, Cracow - obviously in favour of the latter.
Warsaw's Old Town is one of the most beautiful places in Warsaw.
One of the undisputed highlights of Warsaw, the baroque palace passed through the hands of a number of sovereigns and aristocrats, and was the property of the Branicki family from the 19th century through to 1945 when it was confiscated by the state.
www.polandguangzhou.com /en/content/344.htm   (1221 words)

 'Emblem of Good Will': A Polish Declaration of Admiration and Friendship for the United States of America (European ...
The idea of having the Polish people participate in celebrating America's holiday was introduced in February 1926 by the American- Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Poland, established in 1921, and the Polish American Society, founded in 1919 by renowned Polish composer and statesman Ignacy Paderewski.
They participated in the battle for Warsaw in 1920, a major turning point in the conflict, which halted the Bolshevik advance and brought an end to the war.
Records from the Central Military Archives in Warsaw The online index to a microfilm collection of declassified records covering the early years of the Cold War, primarily 1945-50.
www.loc.gov /rr/european/egw/polishex.html   (2787 words)

 What, Where, When
Following the war, Warsaw was reconstructed in a most chaotic manner but even so the city succeeded in regaining many old architectural objects.
Warsaw is also a major financial and industrial centre moving in tandem with other capitals of Europe.
Warsaw during the day can sometimes not be the most attractive of cities but to compensate it does have a lively nightlife
www.what-where-when.pl /warsaw/warsaw.htm   (2914 words)

 Robert Styger Patch index page
Emblem formerly approved for the USAF Fighter Weapons School approved for the 4525th FWW.
The wing or the school may use the emblem as long as the unit's designation is on the scroll.
The emblem is the famous silver gray patch with the yellow/fl target and a red bomb flying towards the center.
www.f-111.net /patches/Robert-Styger   (948 words)

 Polish Post - Issues of polish stamps I/2002
The hero of this festivity is riding a hobby-horse in Tartar disguise/ by the project of the painter and writer Stanislav Wyspiański from 1904/ through the streets of the city.
Warsaw became the capital of Poland in 1596.
The oldest seal of Warsaw presents the emblem as a winged monster with a man's body, legs of a bull and lion's tail armed with a sword and a shield.
www.poczta-polska.pl /znaczki/en/a2002_1.php   (2181 words)

Kamiński and patterned on the emblem that existed during the reign of Stefan Batory, with a shape almost identical to the one used today.
At that moment, Lech decided to adopt the white eagle as the emblem of his nation and founded his nation around the oak tree.
The conditions governing the use of the state flag and emblem and details of the national anthem are laid down by act of parliament.
www.cs.montana.edu /angryk/pages/poland.htm   (596 words)

 send this page | The Agonist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
At five in the afternoon, sirens will wail across Warsaw, the city will be silenced, and veterans of the Uprising will gather at the military cemetery to honour the 275,000 Polish dead and the half million who were forcibly deported.
The column of several hundred, including her parents and two sisters, was herded 'through miles of rubble, and Warsaw on fire' to a vast hangar near the western train station.
Warsaw was, in theory, 'cleared' of every man, woman and child, the half-million survivors deported.
agonist.org /send/1959   (5400 words)

 Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Romania's strategic position, flanked as it was by other Warsaw Pact states, made it a safer proposition for the Soviet Union on security grounds for a troop withdrawal, and any fears about Romania's reliability as an ally had been dispelled by its actions during the Hungarian revolution.
Ironically, it was the Warsaw pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 which allowed Ceauşescu to discover that appeals to national sentiment were an efficient mechanism of social control and personal dictatorship.
Yet Brezhnev’s determination to bring errant Warsaw Pact members to heel through the use of force left Ceauşescu in no doubt that he might seek on some future occasion to put pressure militarily on Romania by using the lever of Warsaw Pact exercises on Romanian soil.
www.isn.ethz.ch /php/documents/collection_14/introduction.htm   (11935 words)

 Warsaw Travel Tips - Warsaw Travel Guide - VirtualTourist.com
In the middle of the square is a metal statue of a Mermaid (Syrena), which is the emblem of Warsaw.
The western section of Jerusalem Avenue runs through a part of Warsaw which in the 18th century was inhabited mostly by Jews and therefore called "New Jerusalem".
At the moment Warsaw is the sixth European city (after London, Moscow, Istanbul, Paris and Frankfurt) with the biggest number of buildings that are at least 100 m high.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/Poland/Wojewodztwo_Mazowieckie/Warsaw-468976/General_Tips-Warsaw-BR-3.html   (1297 words)

 Photo Tour Gallery - Warsaw - Cracow - Budapest- Vienna - Salzburg - Sanok
Poland - Warsaw - Cracow - Budapest - Vienna - Sanok- Kashuby
Warsaw - Part 3 - Memorials to the Warsaw Ghetto.
Warsaw - Part 4 - Memorials to Heroes of Polish Resistance 1939-1945.
www.biega.com /photos.html   (355 words)

 A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union --N--
With the collapse of the Warsaw Pact in 1991 a new rationale was needed, and NATO's first shots fired in anger came in 1994 while supporting an international peacekeeping mission in Bosnia.
The polarities of the Cold War had possessed the merit of simplicity; now a web of conflicting interests and legal questions surrounded the application of military force in a case of internal aggression in the former Yugoslavia, which lay outside the NATO area (defined as the territory of the signatories).
For the former Warsaw Pact countries, heartened by President Clinton's promise to keep 100,000 American troops in Europe, NATO remained an emblem of security.
www.euro-know.org /dictionary/n.html   (2850 words)

 Warsaw Pact   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The so-called Warsaw Pact (formal name: «Warsaw Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance») was purely a Soviet organization to create an illusion of the equality of satellite states.
The foreign officers stationed in its HQ in Moscow didn’t even have access to the floors of the Central Command and their role was that of messengers transmitting Soviet orders to the Defence Ministries and Central Committees of their respective states.
There was a badge attributed to the Warsaw Pact which can be seen at: www.shsu.edu and www.warsawpact.org.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/int-wpct.html   (349 words)

 Protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict
Warsaw: Seminar on the implementation of the Hague Convention for the protection of cultural property and Protocols
In addition, the use of cultural property in support of military action is prohibited (Article 53 of Additional Protocol I and Article 16 of Additional Protocol II).
The distinctive emblem provided for in Article 6 of the Hague Convention of 14 May 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict may be displayed on cultural property.
www.icrc.org /Web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/htmlall/section_ihl_cultural_property?OpenDocument&style=custo_morenews   (520 words)

 Polish Post - Issues of polish stamps IV/2001
Portrait of Jan III Sobieski from the collections of the Royal Castle in Warsaw and the emblem of the European Union.
The Warsaw Philharmonics was honored with the name of the National Philharmonics at the occasion of the inauguration of the season in its new premises on February 21
The Museum of Post and Telegraphy was founded in Warsaw that year, whose task was to collect exhibits connected with the history of the post, telegraph, and telephone, as well as a creation of a philatelic department.
www.poczta-polska.pl /znaczki/en/a2001_4.php   (2325 words)

 Our Lady of Czestochowa - Stained-Glass Windows
The "Miracle on the Wisla" defended Warsaw and Poland from the invasion of the enemy.
Their emblem there-a palm tree, a crow, and two lions-shows that they belonged to the same Order that carries on the priestly work in both the American and Polish Czestochowa.
The theme of the stained-glass windows of the façade of the shrine is the general history of the Church.
www.czestochowa.us /stained_glass_us.php   (10303 words)

 Records from the Central Military Archives in Warsaw (European Reading Room, Library of Congress)
In connection with a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, the Library of Congress is receiving microfilm of declassified records from the Central Military Archives (Centralne Archiwum Wojskowe, CAW) in Warsaw covering the early years of the Cold War, primarily 1945-50.
Memorial on the Warsaw Pact and the plan for developing the Army.
The second section begins after 1945 and is organized by the scope of coverage, beginning with directories for the entire country and followed by directories for specific regions.
www.loc.gov /rr/european/archiwum.html   (2604 words)

 National Symbolism in Belarus: the Past and Present.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Together with the white, red and white flag, the emblem was adopted as the national emblem of the Belarusian People's Republic (BPR), the first state to appear on these lands after the break up of the Russian empire.
The BSSR emblem (1927 model) and flag (1951 model) were declared new state Symbols of Belarus in 1995 (after minor modifications) when neo-Soviet dictator Aliaksandar Lukashenka came to power.
Apart from the state emblem, the Pahonya was also present in the local emblems of most GDL administrative divisions and on the Duchy's state gonfalon — a red rectangular banner "with the images of Pahonya and Virgin Mary with baby Jesus in a Sun "
www.belarusguide.com /statehood/Belarusian_symbols.htm   (4262 words)

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Warsaw is Poland’s largest city and the nation’s economic, cultural and educational centre.
Situated in the Mazowieckie province, in east-central Poland, the city spans the Wisla (Vistula River).
1655 Warsaw is destroyed during the war with Sweden
koulut.kuopio.fi /olympism/warsawbook1.htm   (186 words)

 Glossary - Children of the Holocaust Discussion Guide
It was the SS that eventually suppressed the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto.
An ancient symbol used in India, Persia, Greece, and elsewhere as a religious emblem to ward off evil spirits.
Using it as the official symbol of the Nazis, Hitler corrupted the meaning of the holy insignia to denote Aryan racial superiority.
www.adl.org /children_holocaust/more_resources.asp   (885 words)

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