Feb 18, 2019
Towards the end of World War II, a legendary singer decided to open a café in a ruined building in the centre of town.
Mieczysław Fogg is one of the most revered Polish singers with a career spanning a number of decades throughout the 20th century. But he did more than just entertain audiences across, the globe, however.
In 1945, Warsaw lay in ruins, as was testified by a group of Swedish radio journalists visiting the city later that year.
Meanwhile, Mieczysław Fogg opened Café Fogg, a family-run establishment, in a destroyed building facing Marszałkowska Street. Apart from coffee and cake – rare luxuries for those times – the café also provided a meeting place for people looking for loved ones after the atrocities of war.
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