BERLIN — The Polish and German presidents have opened an exhibition on the 1944 Warsaw Uprising at what was once a center of Nazi power in Berlin.

Photos, documents and films on the uprising will be on show until Oct. 26 at the Topography of Terror, a site that once housed the Gestapo secret police and the SS leadership. The exhibition was put together with Poland’s Warsaw Rising Museum.

The rising against Warsaw’s German occupiers began Aug. 1, 1944 and ended 63 days later with the insurgents surrendering, following the deaths of some 200,000 rebels and residents.

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said Tuesday Poland appreciates that Germans increasingly “understand how important this chapter was not only for Polish history but also for German history, the history of Europe and the entire world.”

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