President Andrzej Duda laid wreaths at the graves of three Silesian Uprising leaders at a local cemetery in Katowice, southern Poland, on Friday, as part of ceremonies marking the centenary of the 1st Silesian Uprising.
Flowers were laid on Monday at a plaque honouring Home Army (AK) soldiers fighting against German troops in the Warsaw Uprising, who liberated the Warsaw concentration camp Gesiowka and freed around 350 Jews on August 5,1944.
The ‘Bambrzy’, who hailed from a northern Bavarian town in Germany, arrived in four waves at the invitation of King August II to make their homes in villages decimated by the Great Northern War (1700-1721) and a cholera epidemic. Many of these settlements are now parts of Poznań.
Sirens sounded throughout Warsaw at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, the exact time of the August 1, 1944 outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising against the city's Nazi occupants, to mark the insurrection's 75th anniversary.
Despite its miniscule size, the car fulfilled the dream of Poles struggling under the communist system of rationing. All of a sudden, having a car of their own became possible, even if at the beginning it cost the equivalent of 30 average month salaries.
US President Donald Trump's visit to Warsaw to take part in the events marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II on September 1 has been confirmed, Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin said on Thursday.
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.
In a personal, heartfelt letter to those who survived the brutal crackdown, President Duda said that despite the hope of a better life, following the “nightmare of warfare, crime, destruction, disease and hunger” of WWII, Poland quickly found itself in the Soviet “prison of nations”.
Considered one of the most important works of European literature, the poem which was published on June 28th, 1834, tells the tale of two rival families who come together to oust the local occupying Russian garrison.
After smuggling himself into the Warsaw Ghetto, Jan Karski presented the West with microfilmed accounts of the horrors he witnessed.