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Unseen is an immersive soundwalk from Culture.pl which reimagines places which have been lost on the map of Warsaw, Poland.

Season 1 concentrates on the Interwar period and the area that is now Defilad Square and the Palace of Science and Culture.

Season 2, made in partnership with the Warsaw Rising Museum, is all about the most daring stories from the Warsaw Uprising, which took place over 63 days from August 1st to October 2nd 1944.

Season 3 is about the most significant locations from the Jewish history of Warsaw, a city that at its peak saw a third of its citizens identify as Jews.

Oct 2, 2019

On 29 July 1944, Zdzisław Jeziorański, known as Jan Nowak, the so-called ‘Courier from Warsaw’, met with General Tadeusz Komorowski codename ‘Bór’.

Jeziorański has been sent to Warsaw by the Polish Government-in-Exile in London to report on the Tehran and Moscow conferences which had taken place the previous year. And the news wasn’t good.

Soviet forces are fast approaching Warsaw from the east, creating unrest for the Nazi German occupiers. The launch of the Warsaw Uprising was now a matter of when, not if…

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With thanks to:

  • Rafał Brodacki, an historian from the Warsaw Rising Museum https://www.1944.pl
  • Alicja Baczyńska, your audio guide, for help with acoustic mapping throughout the Unseen project.