In Poland: Warsaw museum spotlights remains of destroyed city; Pulse


Poland – Historic Centre of Warsaw

The door handle was ripped out by force, which you can see by the trim plate, by the city hall janitor during the Warsaw Uprising, Trybus told reporters at the Museum of Warsaw.

Curator Jaroslaw Trybus points to a glass display case with an ornate brass door handle inside. Seemingly banal, the 19th-century curio is one of the few things that remains of Warsaw‘s old city hall, which like 90 percent of the Polish capital, was destroyed during World War II.

“The door handle was ripped out by force, which you can see by the trim plate, by the city hall janitor during the Warsaw Uprising,” Trybus told reporters at the Museum of Warsaw, which reopened Friday after four years of renovation and redesign.

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