Nearly completely leveled during the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, the city is now post-communist
modern with a liberal helping of “Never Forget” in its buildings, monuments, and everyday life.
Rightly so, as the uprising was the largest military effort by any European resistance movement
in WWII. With that spirit carried forward, the city features the Little Insurgent, a monument to
the children who fought and died alongside the adults during the 63 day battle for the city.
Although there is only one monument, miniatures and paintings are ubiquitous throughout the
the surroundings, both officially and as graffiti artwork.
As if a vibrant history and spirit were not enough, the omnipresent pierogi makes every day a
beautiful day to eat Polish cuisine. Luckily the chain Zapiecek is always within shouting
distance, and that craving can be fulfilled at nearly any time.