Warsaw - Post Report Question and Answers

Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?

I don’t have any to recommend but there are definitely a lot out there if you like that kind of stuff. - Jan 2021

"God's Playground" by Norman Davies, as well as the films "The Pianist" and "Zimna Wojna (Cold War)". - Sep 2019

The Pianist and Schindler's List. (Sad movies, but historically relevant.) - May 2018

The Pianist, Zoo Keeper's Wife, and Schindler's List. Books include Warsaw 1944, Bloodlands, Poland by James Michener, Night, Poland: A History by Zamoyski. - Apr 2018

Read books like Life in a Jar; The Zookeper's Wife and other War War II books, visit Polin Museum and the Jewish Cemetery. - Dec 2016

Poland: A Novel is a popular book that covers a lot of Polish history in the way only Michener can, although it's a bit outdated now. It could use an updated chapter or two on life in the post-communist age. A Secret Life: The Polish Officer, His Covert Mission, and the Price He Paid to Save His Country is excellent. Jack Strong (DVD) is also good to watch if you can get your hands on it. Spies of Warsaw and Rising '44: The Battle for Warsaw are also good books, as is A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II. - Nov 2014

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story, Poland by James Michener, The Spies of Warsaw: A Novel, anything on WWII or the Holocaust, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder, - Feb 2012

Polish House, R. Sikorski. Anything by Izaac Singer. - Dec 2010

Rising 44 or anything by Norman Davies, a biography of Pope John Paul II. - Jun 2008

The Zookeeper's Wife, The Spies of Warsaw, The History of Love. - Jun 2008

God's Playground, The Polish Way, Uprising '44.I will also put the highly controversial Fear in because it is a pretty scientific work on Polish anti-semitism after the war. However I strongly caution in reading it not to take all Jan Gross writes to heart. As I previously wrote, this is not 1942 or 1968. A Secret Life is a great read about a Polish spy who basically saved Poland from getting nuked. - Apr 2008


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