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.
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.
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.