CNN Presents is repeating Warsaw Rising tonight: 5 & 8 PM PDT and 8
& 11 PM EDT.
Today, the New York Times has a repeat brief review of "RISING '44:
The Battle for Warsaw, by Norman Davies. (Viking, $32.95.) Davies,
the foremost historian of modern Poland, records one of the
grimmest, most shameful episodes of the last century: the rising of
the Polish Home Army against the Germans in 1944 and the destruction
of Warsaw and its inhabitants by the Nazis while the Red Army simply
stood by and the other Allies helped little or not at all."
Yesterday, they had three articles on the 60th anniversary of the
Warsaw Rising. I particularly appreciated "The Warsaw Uprising Told
Vividly by a Welshman"--Norman Davies, of course. Hope this link
works (sorry about previous duds):
Today, the following article centers on US 'promise' to come to
Poland's aid, if attacked. Is there an election in the offing?
The Los Angeles Times offers two articles: "Doomed Uprising a
Bitter Pill 60 Years Later" and "Warsaw remembers 200,000 Slain in
I have never understood why Germany was not made to pay trillions
upon trillions of dollars in reparations to rebuild Warsaw--other
than Stare Miasto and the Royal Castle--today's city bears little
resemblance to its pre-war appearance. In my mind, Warsaw's
destruction was and is an unpunished criminal act.
I am delighted with the coverage in the media and hope it will be
picked up in school books. Many thanks for all media links to this
tragic and gloriously brave event.
Halina, Los Angeles