Lying undisturbed for over 70 years, the German-made MP-40 was discovered in near perfect condition during work on a tenement house in Tarnów alongside its magazine and several dozen rounds of ammunition.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has met the head of the CIA.
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Celebrities including songstress Natalia Przybysz, sailing legend Roman Paszke, explorer Marek Kamiński and celebrated author Professor Norman Davies have been taken on to help raise the profile of the costly restoration project.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, on Monday held talks with William Burns, the head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the President's Office has reported.
The highest-ranking intelligence officer in communist Poland to ever flee the country, Michał Goleniewski exposed more than 1,600 Soviet bloc intelligence officers, and agent handlers, including notorious MI6 mole George Blake, to his handlers in the West. Now, through exclusive access to declassified top secret documents, the story of his incredible life has finally been told in a new book published this week.
The medieval town of Bolesławiec in Lower Silesia now joins a prestigious list of culture which includes Prinsenhof Museum of Delft in the Netherlands, the Municipality of Faenza in Italy, known for majolica earthenware, and the ceramic producing region of Gmunden in Austria.
The whereabouts of the complex remains a mystery, but the hunt is on to find it.
Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kamiński, during a visit to the United States, was given declassified Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) materials on the fall of communism in Central European countries.
The cooperative said it couldn’t disclose how many sets the CIA had ordered but confirmed that the order had been completed and shipped ‘a few months ago’.