April 15, 2021
Polish Experience

I Survived The Warsaw Uprising [Video]

‘He begged us to finish him off…’

Marek Ostrowski is the nephew of Witold Pilecki, one of Poland’s greatest heroes. As a 6 and a half year old boy he survived the brutal Warsaw Uprising. To mark the 76th anniversary of the Uprising, Marek has agreed to speak to us about some of the horrific experiences he went through as a young boy…

-Discover how Marek was forced to watch street executions.
-Understand how rape was used as a weapon of war by the Germans during the battle for Warsaw and how civilians were treated.
-Learn Marek’s warning to future generations
Share this episode of Heart of Poland and check out other history interviews on The First News.

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