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Madonna to show Warsaw Uprising remembrance video at Poland concert

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Madonna will play a video of remembrance at a concert in Poland.

The gig is to take place this evening (August 1), the 68th anniversary of Warsaw's uprising against the Nazis in World War ll.

Madonna performs on stage in Hyde Park, London, as part of her MDNA tour

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200,000 people died during the devastating revolt in 1944 and Madonna's show clashes with remembrance proceedings.

Initially, Catholic groups in Poland protested against the concert and urged fans of Madonna to boycott her gig because it was planned for the same day as the Warsaw Uprising.

However, Madonna refused to listen to the protests and will go ahead with her show, but she has agreed to preview a short film clip dedicated to those who lost their lives in 1944.

Speaking to PA, Ania Pietrzak from Live Nation said: "It is an important moment in Polish history, so we have decided to remind people of that moment."

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