Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has warned that Vladimir Putin plans to re-create the Soviet Union, and appealed for Europe to stand united against Russia's war on Ukraine.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has warned that an armed conflict has ceased to be an unlikely scenario as it has become a feasible possibility.
At today’s handover at the Treblinka death camp memorial museum, IPN chief Dr Karol Nawrocki said that the objects “are not just evidence of the crimes committed by the Germans but also evidence of victory over amnesia.”
After receiving the photo of a mother and father with their new-born baby, the Institute of National Remembrance began a nationwide media campaign to try and identify them. They were later contacted by Stefan Piątkowski who identified the woman as his sister Barbara Piątkowska who had given birth on September 28, 1944 at 9 Polna street in the south of Warsaw.
Lech Wałęsa, the founder and first leader of the Solidarity Union and a former Polish president, has been charged with perjury in a case related to documents indicating that he was an informant for the communist security services in the 1970s.
While examining documents in private collections, historians from the Museum of Polish Children - Victims of Totalitarianism found eight letters written by children who had been imprisoned in what was called the Preventive Camp for Young Poles of the Security Police in Łódź (Jugendverwahrlager der Sicherheitspolizei in Litzmannstadt).
Entitled ‘The girls from KL Ravensbrück’, the bilingual exhibition juxtaposes two worlds, that of youthful freedom before the war and the hell of the camp through a display of 4,000 personal objects from the women collected over several years by the museum.
A message written by the Solidarity trade union to the “working people of Eastern Europe” on September 8. 1981, carried the union’s philosophy across national borders, President Andrzej Duda writes in an article marking the 40th anniversary of a message to a region then still under communist oppression.
Presumably showing parents with their new-born child, the couple’s radiant happiness and the child’s snow-white baby blanket stand in stark contrast to the chaos and crumbled building ruins of Warsaw strewn around them.
WARNING! GRAPHIC IMAGES: The remains of three bodies belonging to victims judged to be around 19-20 years old were found by the Search and Identification Bureau of the Institute of National Remembrance.