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Organized by the National Institute of Remembrance (IPN), the project, titled ‘Trails of Hope; the Odyssey of Freedom’, was originally undertaken to mark the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the operation that saw both civilians and soldiers evacuated from the USSR as part of the so-called Anders Army.
After finding the grave of Polish diplomat Mieczysław Jałowiecki who was a pioneer in the struggle for Poland’s interwar identity, a local historian is now looking to honour his name and memory.
The Polish prime minister has said he wants as many Poles as possible driven from their homeland by war or the “terrors of fate” to return to Poland.
The number of Poles temporarily living abroad fell by 40,000 year-on-year in 2019, new official figures have revealed.
In their ongoing project “Waiting for the Snow”, cousins Katarzyna and Marianne Wasowska offer an intimate portrait of Poles who emigrated to Brazil and Argentina, where there is also a sizeable diaspora.
Author Steven E. Zipperstein says that the document which begins ‘In the darkest and most tragic hours of history and life…’ was discovered after 82 years but “there is no evidence that Chamberlain or anyone in his office discussed it or, indeed, ever even saw it.”
Touching on emigration and Polish independence the La Folle Journée festival had 1,000 artists performing.
With domestic unemployment at record lows, Polish workers are increasingly opting to stay at home, new research has found.