The Warsaw Uprising at 75: Why ‘Almost Forgotten’?

by DIANA WEST

Writing about the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising on July 31 in The Wall Street Journal, Bard College history professor Sean McMeekin makes the point that the “heroic yet doomed” battle against Nazi occupation is “almost forgotten in the West.”

He asks:

“Why, then, is this shattering episode in European history almost forgotten in the West? Perhaps because the battle for Warsaw does not have a happy ending. Germany’s eventual defeat did not mark the liberation of Poles, but the beginning of another brutal occupation by the Communists. This unsettles the narrative of World War II as a ‘good war’ and looms large over Polish and European politics to this day.”

To read the article in full, visit The Epoch Times.