Time for Heroes

A commemoration of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944

Parliament House

6 to 16 November 2018

This exhibition recalls the tragedy of the Warsaw Uprising and commemorates the heroism of the Australian and Polish soldiers involved.

Created by The Pilecki Project Committee, Time for Heroes portrays the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 and reveals the untold stories of Australians who assisted the Polish Home Army soldiers in the tragic 63 day struggle to liberate Warsaw from the Nazi German occupation.

The exhibition tells the story of Home Army Captain Witold Pilecki who was the only volunteer prisoner of Auschwitz–Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp. Pilecki formed a resistance network inside the camp, gathered intelligence and reported about the Holocaust to the outside world.

This exhibition is being hosted by the Parliament House Art Advisory Committee as part of the Parliament’s commitment to sharing stories about the community. It has previously been shown at the Parliament of Victoria.

Public Tours of Parliament House run on Mondays and Thursdays at 10.30 am and Fridays at 2.00 pm.