Warsaw – Warsaw in 1947

One thing that I find particularly fascinating is how Warsaw went from being nearly entirely destroyed by the Nazis to a modern and vibrant city. That process couldn’t have been easy, and progress was no doubt slow for many years. It is rare for a city to be nearly entirely flattened, but Warsaw was left as a pile of bricks and there was a time where it looked like it might not be rebuilt at all and would remain as a memorial to war, similar to Oradour-sur-Glane.

Anyway, I hadn’t seen this video before, it’s of Warsaw in August 1947, showing how the city was still derelict two years after the end of the Second World War.