Our host @Patrick Ney met up with Aleksandra Duda, a guide at the @Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego to discover what historians have called, 'one of the greatest tragedies of the Second World War.'
After the outbreak of war the athletic and multilingual Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz helped Polish refugees in Thessaloniki but his talents were soon spotted by Polish and British intelligence. Following the German invasion of Greece, a British submarine transported him back to Greek territory where he would begin his remarkable career.
An exhibition documenting the tragic experiences of Poles during World War II will be shown simultaneously in 80 cities around the world on September 1, 2019, the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII, the Catholic daily Nasz Dziennik reported on Tuesday.
According to experts, the ornate, gold clasps were probably formed around the middle of the 5th Century, a period of confusion and chaos caused by the migration of barbarian tribes and the collapse of the Roman Empire.
One of the largest battles in medieval Europe, and widely considered one of the most important victories in Polish and Lithuanian history, the 15th July 1410 conflict shifted the balance of power in Central and Eastern Europe and marked the rise of the Polish–Lithuanian union as the dominant political and military force in the region.
The beautifully delicate and ornate 3,000-year-old bracelets date back to the late Bronze Age and are thought to have belonged to a people known as the Lusatian culture.
In addition to remains of 18th century housing, the archaeologists discovered that the inhabitants of the city were probably heavy smokers as they found a few pipes in every house.
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES: Between 1943 and 1945, units of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army killed up to 100,000 Poles in Wołyń and eastern Galicia, former Polish territories now in western Ukraine. At its height, the butchery saw as many as 8,000, including women, children and the elderly, murdered in just one day. It remains one of the darkest chapters in the two nations' histories.
The American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician Jesse Jackson will be the guest of honor at ceremonies marking Roma Genocide Remembrance Day, which will take place on August 2 at the former Nazi German Auschwitz II-Birkenau death camp.
The 302nd was the first Polish squadron to be declared operational and entered battle on 15 August. Meanwhile, the pilots of the 303 Squadron were awaiting action with growing desperation. Finally given the chance to fight, the Poles were devastatingly effective. Indeed, according to historian Andy Saunders, "Poles and their unbelievable contribution to the RAF's air operations saved Europe.”