As Poland prepares to honour its heroes and remember its dead from the victorious Battle of Monte Cassino, which ended on May 18, 1944, one Polish soldier will hold a special place in veterans’ memories – a big brown bear called Wojtek.
Representatives of the Roma community in Poland paid tribute to the Roma and Sinti people, who 74 years ago rebelled against their oppressors in the Gypsy camp, which was part of the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in southern Poland.
An unprecedented discovery has for the first time placed the Roman legions in the Polish region of Kujawy, much further outside the Roman Empire’s borders than had previously been assumed.
President Duda today laid a wreath in memory of a student who was beaten to death by Poland’s Communist police.
The 12th May 2018 saw the anniversary of the death of two of Poland’s greatest military heroes. The first is Marshal Józef Piłsudski, who was responsible for Poland regaining its independence 100 years ago.
The 10th anniversary of the death of a Polish nurse who risked her life to save thousands of Jewish children during WWII will be marked today in Poland and by Holocaust survivors around the world.
Irena Sendler was a heroine who is credited with having saved the lives of thousands of children during the Second World War; she is a monumental, wonderful figure, we must remember her, President Andrzej Duda wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
The Katyń Memorial in Jersey City will remain at the embankment of the Hudson River. It will be moved 60 metres from the place where it is now, Polish Consul general in New York Maciej Golubiewski wrote on Twitter late on Friday.
A row over moving a statue to the victims of the 1940 Katyń massacre, in which over 20,000 Polish elite were slain by Stalin’s murderous secret police, has gone from a local spat to an increasingly international show of support for New Jersey’s Polish émigré community.
Poland isn’t known for its nautical traditions, so it is perhaps surprising that one of literature’s most famous seafarers was a Pole.