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As Poland heads to cemeteries to pay respects to their loved ones, TFN takes a look at possibly the country’s most famous graveyard.
Archaeologists who made the grim discovery during work at the garden’s Maria Curie-Skłodowska University say they currently unsure why the people were buried here but suggest they could have been the victim of a plague which swept across the country in the 15th century.
Cold War warrior, historian and chocolate scion Richard Pipes who was a close advisor to Ronald Reagan in the 1980s left part of his estate ‘for the improvement and maintenance of the two Jewish cemeteries located in Cieszyn’ in southern Poland.
Representatives of the Polish diaspora in Russia and members of the Memorial human rights group were denied access to a cemetery for the victim of Stalinism on Sunday, the Polish Consul General in St Petersburg has told PAP.
A monument commemorating Polish victims of Soviet repression has been removed from a cemetery near St Petersburg, the Polish consul general has reported.
Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland’s prime minister, said on Friday that the bodies of all of the victims of the Volhynia Massacre must be found and exhumed so that they can be laid to rest in dignity.
The huge grave containing around 450 skeletons revealed that many of the bodies showed signs of anti-vampire practices common in Kashubia in the 19th century.
Discovered in a former graveyard in 2021, researchers have dated a papal bull found in northern Poland to the reign of Pope Boniface IX. Now, historians are speculating that it could be the only surviving link to a Benedictine monastery.
Twenty-four graves in the Gardelegen cemetery, northern Germany, where Poles burned alive by the Germans in 1945 are buried, have been desecrated, the Gardelegen Memorial has reported.
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