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80% of Warsaw’s buildings were destroyed during the Second World War, but it thrives today.
  the capital and largest city of Poland; located in central Poland
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  • 80% of Warsaw’s buildings were destroyed during the Second World War, but it thrives today.
  • Finally, I came to the city of Warsaw, where I learned to steal food to keep from starving.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • Warsaw was such an elegant city!
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • E. Callowski and the Wonderful Warblers of Warsaw," who were the "Masters of the Polka."
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  Bud, Not Buddy

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  • He once built a radio using crystals instead of electricity to pick up broadcasts from Warsaw and Bialystok and even Krakow.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • In the east, the Soviets have retaken Minsk; the Polish Home Army is revolting in Warsaw; a few newspapers have become bold enough to suggest that the tide has turned.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • They had not bombed the city like Warsaw, and so we feel a little special and protected, spared.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Maybe it was just I’d sobered up a bit, no longer the chronic waste and splendor of those blazing adolescent drunks, our own little warrior tribe of two rampaging in the desert; maybe this was just how it was when you got older, although it was impossible to imagine Boris (in Warsaw, Karmeywallag, New Guinea, wherever) living a sedate prelude-to-adulthood life such as the one I’d fallen into.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • It’s all internal, within the Warsaw Pact.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • At Kamenka a relay of horses was to wait which would take them to the Warsaw highroad, and from there they would hasten abroad with post horses.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • The facts are briefly these: Some five years ago, during a lengthy visit to Warsaw, I made the acquaintance of the well-known adventuress, Irene Adler.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The foreman was a Pole, Franek, a former student from Warsaw.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • The violations of Turkey on Greece and Thessaly, of Russia on Warsaw, of Austria on Venice, enraged him.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The sky was darkening steadily, which brought up the lights in the dormitories and the old houses; a loud phonograph a long way off played Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, rejected that and played They’re Either Too Young or Too Old, grew more ambitious with The Warsaw Concerto, mellower with The Nutcracker Suite, and then stopped.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • She’d give her two eyes to have a house like this with flowers and birds abroad in the garden and the wireless playing that lovely Warsaw Concerto or the Dream of Olwyn and no end of cups and saucers with angels shooting arrows.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • My father was born in Warsaw.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • In Warsaw there was a bank and any one comes and stakes against it.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Her special subject was her brother the industrialist, who had died in Warsaw of typhus during the war.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Warsaw, Dresden, Berlin, Cologne, Budapestall were horribly scarred in the last war.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • There was an article about East German interference with the Bonn government’s liaison office in Warsaw.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Recently an eighth of the area of his skull had been removed by a Warsaw surgeon and was knitting under his hair, and the weakest person in the café could have killed him with a flip of a knotted napkin.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Some of you may have passed through the Brennero on the way to Munich or Warsaw.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Portage, Castile, Perry, Warsaw, Alexander.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • When was the last time? … That crazy woman from Warsaw, wasn’t it?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The line’s struck from Moscow to Warsaw.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • I thought of the Campo dei Fiori In Warsaw by the sky-carousel One clear spring evening To the strains of a carnival tune.
    Czeslaw Milosz  --  Campo dei Fiori
  • PART I I. Towards the end of November, during a thaw, at nine o’clock one morning, a train on the Warsaw and Petersburg railway was approaching the latter city at full speed.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • But he was a walking timetable; he could tell you the exact times of departure and arrival of the ParisBerlin expresses; how to get from Lyon to Warsaw, which trains to take and at what hours; the precise distance between any two capital cities you might mention.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and, in some cases, increasing measure of control from Moscow.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech
  • Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and, in many cases, increasing measure of control from Moscow.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Sinews of Peace Speech
  • Marvin returned to a toilet for a newspaper he’d left behind, he was looking vainly for baseball scores in a Warsaw daily, and he was surprised by the heat in the little room, the steamy aura he’d established there, it was heavy and humid, an air mass of sweltry stench—all that radiant energy from a single BM.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Now that the other children were older and there was so much going on in the kitchen, I had to get close to the actual radio set in order to concentrate my hearing, and in that intent proximity to the dial I grew familiar with the names of foreign stations, with Leipzig and Oslo and Stuttgart and Warsaw and, of course, with Stockholm.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • She’d been in law school in Warsaw until she’d been forbidden to attend classes.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • …of them, I am a real Parisian, I am a habitan of Vienna, St. Petersburg, Berlin, Constantinople, I am of Adelaide, Sidney, Melbourne, I am of London, Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh, Limerick, I am of Madrid, Cadiz, Barcelona, Oporto, Lyons, Brussels, Berne, Frankfort, Stuttgart, Turin, Florence, I belong in Moscow, Cracow, Warsaw, or northward in Christiania or Stockholm, or in Siberian Irkutsk, or in some street in Iceland, I descend upon all those cities, and rise from them again.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • —February 26, 1941 Scroll of Agony: The Warsaw Diary of Chaim A. Kaplan I am running.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • When Hitler came to power in 1933, he returned to Warsaw and began working as a pianist for Polish Radio.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • One Jewish family in our building took a barge up the Vistula River to Warsaw, more than one hundred fifty miles to the northeast.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Prima donna Imperial Opera of Warsaw—yes!
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • "Warsaw," he said to himself again, almost aloud.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • My father suffered terribly over the news about what happened in Warsaw but he said we must continue with our lives in the old way.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I began my wartime career as a pianist in the Cafe Nowo-czesna, which was in Nowolipki Street in the very heart of the Warsaw ghetto.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • And so, thanks to Uri, in a cellar beneath a barbershop somewhere in Warsaw, Poland, in autumn of the year nineteen thirty-nine, I was born, you might say.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • One morning several Poles stormed our building to raid the apartment upstairs, where the Jewish family that fled to Warsaw had lived.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Of course, I could not do this more than once at any one house, but there were many large, fine houses in Warsaw.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • It was not long after this that we went to Warsaw—it was necessary that I find work ….
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • In any case, thanks to his invention and German venality many Jews in Warsaw were saved from dying of typhus, if only to die another death later.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Because, you see, I was born there and spend all my childhood there and then when I was married I lived there still, before the Germans came and I had to go live for a while in Warsaw.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Fortunately, Krakow was spared the destructive bombardments that targeted Warsaw and other cities; even without the threat of bombs, there was terror on the streets.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Now just then when I listened I realize that I heard it once after that, in Warsaw.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Then when you mentioned Warsaw, I was sure.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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