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.
President Andrzej Duda and his Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor have opened an exhibition marking the 180th anniversary of the death of the Polish ethnographer and independence activist Emil Korytko, in the Slovenian Parliament on Wednesday.
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.
The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino was commemorated in Warsaw on Sunday. The remembrance took place at the Monument to the Battle of Monte Cassino, located by the gates of the city's Krasińskich Gardens.
Concerts, song recitals and opera performances are planned all over Poland on Sunday to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of composer, conductor and musician Stanisław Moniuszko.
Poles and Catholics around the world today commemorate the 14th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s death. A man instrumental to the collapse of communism in Poland and the rest of Central and Eastern Europe, and the establishment of a more progressive Catholic Church, JPII, as he was affectionately known, is still considered one of the best Popes to have ever lived.
As one of a handful of countries to meet its spending target of 2% of GDP on defence, Poland is a committed member of NATO.