On June 12th, 1903, Marie Skłodowska-Curie defended her doctoral thesis on radioactive substances at Université de la Sorbonne in Paris, thus becoming the first woman in France to receive a doctoral degree.
The entrance was found during a search of the area in northeast Poland using geo-radar. It has long been thought that the bunker complex, which lies close to where Hitler had his Wolf’s Lair HQ, could contain many WWII treasures, including the Amber Chamber.
Józef Klotz was a Polish defender of Jewish descent who scored the country’s first ever international goal from a penalty kick in a friendly against Sweden in 1922.
According to a survivor who during WWII spent time in five concentration camps including Fort III in Pomiechówek just north of Warsaw: “The torture site in Pomiechówek was the worst in every respect.”
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki at a lunch during the D-Day landings anniversary ceremonies recalled Poland's role during the Second World War and presented Poland's recent economic achievements, Polish Ambassador to the UK Arkady Rzegocki has told PAP.
Included among the allied forces which stormed the beaches of Normandy on this day 75 years ago were Polish naval, air and ground support forces. They were soon joined by the 1st Polish Armoured Division which took part in fighting around the Falaise Pocket. Holding Hill 262 despite being isolated and under sustained attack, the Polish forces led by General Stanislaw Maczek managed to succeed and by so doing contributed hugely to the Allied victory that followed.
During WWII the synagogue was destroyed by Hitler’s marauding troops. The chandelier was discovered during an archaeological dig in 2004 on the former site.
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The elections held 30 years ago today were a huge success for the Solidarity movement, the scale of their victory surprising not only the communists but the opposition too.
Chiefly designed by Polish architect Zygmunt Plater-Zyberk, the racetrack drew on two styles that were popular in Poland in the 1930s: functionalism and the smooth lines of ocean liners. Today it is considered a ‘pearl of European equestrian architecture’ representing the future of racetrack design.