Looking Back 70 Years: Wawel Under Occupation

“Wawel always created a separate world in itself,” wrote Adolf Szyszko-Bohusz, the famous Polish architect and conservator who spent much of his career before, during, and after the war on the Castle. “In this microcosm is reflected in miniature all the events of Polish history, sometimes as if a brighter edit of what happened elsewhere across the homeland.” As such, its role as the headquarters of the Nazi occupation provides a telling perspective on that epoch.

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