Warsaw Uprising exhibit

An exhibition about the Warsaw Uprising during World War II is on display through May 26 on the third floor of the Main Library.

The exhibit contains photos, news articles, and essays. Each photo is captioned describing the photo itself and its part in the history of the Uprising of Warsaw.

The Warsaw Uprising was a major World War II operation by the Polish resistance Home Army to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany. The rebellion was timed to coincide with the Soviet Union’s Red Army approaching the eastern suburbs of the city and the retreat of German forces. However, the Soviet advance stopped short, enabling the Germans to regroup and demolish the city while defeating the Polish resistance, which fought for 63 days with little outside support.

For further information on the event, the display, and Polish-American activities in the North Alabama area, call 256-883-8245 or 256-653-4450.