Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has honoured the bravery of the Warsaw Ghetto insurgents on the 80th anniversary of the uprising.
The yellowing papers known as the Majchrzycka archive were secretly copied by Home Army soldier Jadwiga Majchrzycka and provide key evidence of the Soviet Union’s massacre of Polish officers at Katyń in 1940.
Whilst it cannot be disputed that Warsaw paid a heavy price for the death of SS beast Franz Kutschera, it should also be remembered that public executions ceased two weeks after the action.
The Belarusian authorities have destroyed a Polish war grave containing the remains of four underground resistance soldiers killed by the Germans in 1943.
A memorial site with tombs of Polish World War Two Home Army (AK) soldiers in north-western Belarus is being levelled to the ground by the Minsk regime services, Lukasz Jasina, a Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman, said on Thursday.
United by the slogan ‘Honour and Glory to the Heroes’ the series is divided into two types of posters - one depicting colourised photos showing scenes from 78 years ago, while the second group are portraits of living insurgents holding their own wartime photographs.
The desecrated memorial site in the village of Kaczycze, in the Grodno region of Belarus, was the final resting place for 89 Polish Home Army (AK) soldiers killed during a battle against Soviet NKVD forces near Raviny, Belarus, in January 1945.
Polish charge d'affaires in Belarus Marcin Wojciechowski has been summoned by the Belarusian foreign ministry, the Polish foreign ministry told PAP on Thursday.
The memorial, in the western village of Mikuliszki, consisted of the remains of the wartime headquarters of a Polish Home Army unit whose members died in combat in the area in 1944.
Murdered by communists in Lublin Castle in 1949, the whereabouts of Henryk Wieliczko’s body remained unknown for six decades.