The Roots of the Uprising. Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto

We invite you to the outdoor exhibition "Roots of the Uprising. Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto", which can be viewed at the Square of the Home Army Scout Battalion "Wigry" at the Muranów Cinema until September 21, 2023.
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The exhibition is accompanying this year’s March of Remembrance. It tells about the resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto preceding the outbreak of the uprising – contrary to popular belief, the uprising was not spontaneous, it was preceded by months of preparation for armed combat and years of underground work. Initially, underground organizations focused on education, publishing the underground press, and providing support to their sympathizers – with time, when the first news about the extermination of Jews on a mass scale appeared, thoughts began to be put on organizing armed resistance.

We want to show the visitors various circles of Jewish underground activists during the German occupation, their strategies, methods of operation, and the dynamics of cooperation. The story will revolve around the fate of several activists: representatives of various generations and political groups and environments. We want to show their joint effort and cooperation, but also the difficulties they faced.

The exhibition will take the form of a flower carpet overgrown with blooming plants of the Muranów district, which grew spontaneously in gardens and courtyards before the war, and then were the first to return to the rubble and are still found in the area today. The plants were selected on the basis of research by Prof. Roman Kobendza from 1945-1949.


director: Monika Krawczyk

curators: Dr. Maria Ferenc and Franciszek Bojańczyk

architectural concept: Małgorzata Kuciewicz and Simone De Iacobis (Centrala Group)

landscape design: Natalia Budnik, in cooperation with Adam Kapler

graphic design: bisoñ studio

translation: Zofia Sochanska

program of accompanying events: Anna Ekielska


The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute

Honorary patronage:
The President of the Capital City of Warsaw of Warsaw took the Honorary Patronage over the March of Remembrance.

EMOTL European March of the Living
Warsaw Ghetto Museum
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
The Social and Cultural Association of Jews in Poland

Media patronage:
Polskie Radio Program II


We are grateful for the support of Zarząd Zieleni Warszawy (the Green Board of the Capital City of Warsaw).

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Supported by the Norway and EEA Grants from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and the national budget

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On illustration: Henryk Hechtkopf, The Warsaw Ghetto – Anielewicza Street, the collection of the JHI