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Monument to the Ghetto Uprising, Warsaw: 114 reviews and 380 photos

  BINOCULARS FOR WATCHING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES
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  • BINOCULARS FOR WATCHING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES - Warsaw
      BINOCULARS FOR WATCHING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES
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  • THE WALL "UNDER NAZI AND SOVIET OCCUPATION" - Warsaw
      THE WALL "UNDER NAZI AND SOVIET OCCUPATION"
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  • VISITORS WATCHING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGES - Warsaw
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  • TASIA (Tasia) FROM BELARUS - Warsaw
      TASIA (Tasia) FROM BELARUS
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  • MAP OF POLAND UNDER NAZI-SOVIET OCCUPATION - Warsaw
      MAP OF POLAND UNDER NAZI-SOVIET OCCUPATION
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I have seen numerous stereoscopic images (slide shows) of Warsaw taken before 1939, during the defence in September 1939 and under Nazi occupation through numerous binoculars fixed to the wall in the Warsaw Uprising Museum. Information on each slide show is given by the binoculars and each image/picture is signed as well.

This technique reminds so-called "fotoplastikon" which I can't remember. But my older brother remembers it from Krakow, Poland in late 1960'. People paid some money to sit around the round large cylinder and to peep through optical devices (binocular-like) fixed to the cylinder at the steoroscopic images which automatically changed every few seconds. Is there any English word for it? Stereoscope? More and more affordable paper photography, cinemas and first of all common at homes television pushed "fotoplastikon" to museums of photography.

There is a map showing Poland divided half by half between the two allies Hitler and Stalin on "the wall of stereoscopic pictures." On September 28, 1939 Germany and the USSR divide among themselves the territory of Poland. Slovakia takes a part of adjacent Spis and Orava, and the part of Vilnius district is given to Lithuania. After the outburst of the German-Soviet war, the Third Reich takes over all Polish territory occupied by the Soviet Union. In the summer 1944 the Soviet Union occupies Poland eastward from the Vistula and San River. In 1945 decision is taken to take over all the Polish territory eastward from the "Curzon line" and to move the country's Western border to the line of the Odra and Nysa Luzycka rivers. Poland loses 1/3 of its pre-war territory.



Address: Ul. Grzybowska 79, 00-844 Warszawa; Polska
Directions: In centre - some 1.3 km northwest of Central Railway Station. Entrance and parking in Przyokopowa St. (one-way: only northward traffic). Map here
othercontact: kontakt@1944.pl
Phone: +48 (22) 539 79 01
Website: http://www.1944.pl

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  • Updated Feb 28, 2006
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