Rembertów is a district
In the Polish system of local administration, a dzielnica is an administrative subdivision or quarter of a city or town. A dzielnica may have its own elected council , and those of Warsaw each have their own mayor...

 of the city of Warsaw
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, the capital of Poland
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. Between 1939 and 1957 Rembertów was a separate town, after which it was incorporated as part of the borough of Praga Południe. Between 1994 and 2002 it formed a separate commune
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 of Warszawa-Rembertów. In the 1940s it was a site of a prison operated first by Nazis and then by Soviets.

The borough of Rembertów covers 19.30 km² and as of 2004 had 21,893 inhabitants. It is sparsely populated; more than 30% of the borough is covered by forests. Parts of it form the Kawęczyn
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 Forest Reserve.

Rembertów is home to the Academy of National Defence
Academy of National Defence
The National Defence University is the civil-military highest defence academic institution in Poland, located at Rembertów . It was re-established in 1947 as the General Staff Academy and continues traditions of the Szkoła Rycerska founded in 15 March 1765 and other subsequent military schools...

, established in 1947 as the Academy of General Staff (Akademia Sztabu Głównego). It is here that military executions were carried out under the communist regime. From 1970 to 1988 three soldiers were shot by firing squad for murder with rape.

See also

  • Attack on the NKVD Camp in Rembertów
    Attack on the NKVD Camp in Rembertów
    On May 21, 1945, a unit of the Home Army , led by Colonel Edward Wasilewski, attacked a Soviet NKVD camp located in Rembertów on the eastern outskirts of Warsaw. The Russians incarcerated there many hundreds of Polish citizens; members of the Home Army and underground fighters, whom they were...

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