A few stories of the story of history. And of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising--a two month battle that has yet to end. With pictures! (Download the full article below)
"The dead in Poland have not been allowed to die and rarely allowed to rest.
An uprising, were there to be one today, would be just as unsuccessful. It is a symbol defined by struggle, not success. A battle based on the Warsaw uprising can only be a strategic failure even, if later, a moral victory.
Its success would be its demise.."
"History on a timeline is only what we’ve been told and comes with a powerless conclusion we’re meant to accept. Now onto the celebrations of defeats and glorious myths that displace history."
"Nostalgia is a weapon in the fight over or for memory. But nostalgia for a time you did not personally live through is called advertising...or at its worse: politics."
"The stories we are told about the past through museums will eventually become the past. Museums are a dangerous weapon of ideology and memory, not history. Dangerous because they use history to create memory."