There are few more inspiring or uplifting museums I have visited than the Uprising Museum in Warsaw. It is such a positive place about really bleak periods of Polish history.
Detailing the Polish resistance during its occupation by Nazi Germany during WWII and then its subsequent annexation by the Soviet Union it is a testiment to the indomitable spirit of man.
The ‘uprising’ began in 1944 but the museum continues the story right up to when the Soviets left, it is always upbeat although sensitive to the many of the atrocities which occurred throughout these occupations.
I have visited a number of museums dealing with similar subjects and none have carried it off anywhere near as well as here. It is one of my favourite museums and easy to understand why the residents of Warsaw are so proud of it.
For those that are interested in reading more there is a full post – Warsaw Uprising Museum – Resistance & Renaissance