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Keywords: God Germany Poland The Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection suffering clergy church attitude religion identity identity war community

KMT 2017 nr 3 Download PDF

Joanna Pyszna

The Warsaw Uprising eyed by Sister of Resurrection – defence of the “Sisters of the Resurrection Fortress”

Cite: Joanna Pyszna, Powstanie Warszawskie oczami Sióstr Zmartwychwstanek – obrona „Twierdzy Zmartwychwstanek”, "Kultura - Media - Teologia", 2017( 30) nr 3, s. 162-173.

DOI: 10.21697/kmt.30.9

The Warsaw Uprising is one of the most dramatic events in Polish history. An act of opposition to the German occupation resulted in a great disaster. Valour and courage of many Poles, both soldiers and civilians, still awaken an admiration and amazement for them. Indeed, among the heroes of those tragic days there were also Catholic nuns. Sisters of the Resurrection have a special place in the history of insurgent Warsaw. Giving their convent for insurgent hospital they did not suppose that soon it will become a relentless point of the city defence: “Stronghold of Zoliborz”, “the Sisters of the Resurrection Fortress”. The article presents a history of the mentioned earlier monastery, the sister’s memories of city district during the battle, based on which, we can reconstruct dramatic story of their nunnery as well to gain an insight into the nun’s attitude in the face of Holocaust.

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Mgr Joanna Pyszna

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