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.
Newly discovered “secret” Nazi files reveal that the Germans may have deliberately targeted hospitals and other civilian institutions as part of a methodical bombing of Warsaw in 1939 aimed at causing death and panic.
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Celebrated on May 2nd, the Polish National Flag Day honours the white and red of the Polish coat of arms and flag. Displaying or wearing the national colours is an expression of pride, patriotism, commitment and national unity, regardless of political views or affiliations. It also the Day of Polonia and Poles Abroad, recognizing the accomplishments of estimated 20 million Poles or people of Polish origins living outside of the country.
During the final months of WWI, Joseph Conrad wrote The First News as a reflective piece on how people reacted with disbelief to the news that war was coming. One hundred years on, the original manuscript, which is one of only 25 published, is housed in the Morgen Library and Museum in New York.