PHN commemorates the heroes of the Warsaw Uprising for the 10th time

Monday, July 31, 2023 - 09:15

Polski Holding Nieruchomości (PHN) Capital Group, which has been conducting its business operations in Poland’s capital city for decades, is again joining in the commemoration of the anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising. Brightly lit anchor-shaped emblems of the Polish Underground State, 20 meters in size, will appear on the walls of the company’s INTRACO office building located at 2 Stawki Street.

From Monday, 31 July, for two nights until 1 August, the anchor-shaped symbols of “Fighting Poland”, will be displayed on the south and north sides of the INTRACO office building. This 39-story tower block is located at 2 Stawki Street, on the border of Warsaw’s Muranów and Żoliborz districts, which was an arena of fighting between the insurgents and German units in 1944.

The PHN Group, which has been conducting its business in the capital for many years, wants to pay tribute to the heroes of the Uprising again, on one of Warsaw’s best-recognized buildings. The walls of the tower block, which is 101 meters tall to the roof line (the total height is 138 m), will be used to display two anchor-shaped symbols of the Uprising, on the north and south sides, using appropriately arranged unlit and lit windows in the building’s offices. As a result, two 20-meter symbols of “Fighting Poland” will be visible on both sides of the building, between the 30th and 37th floors, for two consecutive nights as a reminder of the heroic struggle of the inhabitants of Warsaw fighting to recapture their city from the clutches of the German occupiers.

The initiative, which has been held by the PHN Group regularly for the past 10 years, is supported by nearly 30 tenants, both commercial and public entities. With their contribution, brightly lit anchor-shaped symbols of the Polish Underground State will be visible in the upper part of the building from a distance of up to 5 km.

The Warsaw Uprising, which broke out on 1 August 1944, was one of the most important and dramatic events in the history of the capital. Joining in the commemoration of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising is all the more important to us as the history of our company has been linked to Warsaw for decades. I’m glad that the initiative to commemorate the soldiers and residents of the capital who fought and gave their lives in the fight against the German occupiers is backed by our tenants, for which I’m very grateful – said Marcin Mazurek, President of the Management Board of Polski Holding Nieruchomości S.A. 

The emblem, in which the letter P stands for Poland and the arms arranged in the shape of the letter W for fighting (Polish ‘walka’), or ‘anchor’, was officially approved by the Home Army in March 1942 and became a symbol of Polish resistance to the German occupation and the hope of regaining independence through armed struggle. It was commonly painted, like graffiti today, on the streets and walls of Warsaw tenement houses, usually by scouts, who were the youngest members of the resistance movement.

The Warsaw Uprising began on 1 August 1944 at exactly 5 pm, called “W-hour”. It was the single largest military effort taken by any European resistance movement during World War II. The insurgents wanted to liberate the capital from Nazi occupation before the advancement of Russian troops approaching Warsaw’s districts on the right bank of the Vistula river. During the uneven 63-day battle, around 16,000 Polish soldiers and between 150,000 and 200,000 civilian residents of the capital were killed. The losses for the Germans and their allies are estimated at 10,000 dead, 9,000 wounded, and 7,000 missing. In revenge for the armed uprising staged by the patriotic insurgents, the German occupiers destroyed most of the buildings on the left bank of the Vistula in Warsaw.



Polski Holding Nieruchomości Group

The Polski Holding Nieruchomości Group is the leading managing investor in the commercial property market in Poland. It is one of the largest companies in the sector in terms of the market value of its portfolio, which includes more than 150 properties and ca. 600 ha of land across the country (e.g. in Warsaw, Poznań, Wrocław and the Tri-City). PHN has long experience both in real estate management and construction project implementation. The company has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since February 2013.


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Magdalena Kacprzak, Head of the Marketing, Strategy, Investor Relations and PR Office

Mob. +48 721 000 071; Phone: +48 22 850 91 34; E-mail:

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