In September 1939 the German army invaded Poland starting the Second World War. Warsaw was to see heavy fighting during the conflict, and by the end of the war many of its inhabitants had lost their lives and the city lay in ruins. 

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The Polish capital of Warsaw suffered greatly during the Second World War. The heavy fighting during the German invasion, two uprisings and the liberation in early 1945 destroyed much of the city and cost the lives of countless soldiers and civilians. Furthermore, the Polish population did not experience the arrival of the Red Army as a liberation but rather as another occupation. It would take until 1989 before Poland regained its freedom.

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