The opening of the 2x3.5-metre cell where Pilecki awaited execution at the hands of the Soviet-installed communists coincides with the 75th anniversary of his execution at the prison in 1948.
A monument and a cross in Russia commemorating Polish and Lithuanian victims of Soviet terror have been removed, the Polish ambassador to Moscow has told PAP.
Russia has launched an investigation after Poland dismantled "a monument of gratitude to the Red Army" in Głubczyce, in the southern part of the country, the head of the National Remembrance Institute (IPN) has said.
"We remember the past and draw on historical experience to build a better future," the Polish deputy prime minister and culture minister has stated, referring to the forthcoming 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
The head of the Polish Press Agency, Wojciech Surmacz, has said the discussion about reparations for German World War Two crimes and the destruction of Poland should not be about whether the country is entitled to them but why they have not yet been paid out.
Carried out by employees from IPN’s Office of Search & Identification, the find comes after an excavation was conducted in the area of the former Evangelical Cemetery in Krotoszyn.
Some 80 years after his death, Ciapek has found himself standing alongside Poland’s other hero animals after having his story immortalised courtesy of an animated film produced for the Institute of National Remembrance.
Russia has set out for an imperial conquest with a goal to rebuild the former Soviet sphere of influence, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, wrote on Friday in American weekly Newsweek as part of 'Telling Poland to the World' publicity campaign.
Ceremonies took place in Poland on Tuesday to mark the 41st anniversary of the imposition of martial law by the country's then communist government.
A number of Polish judges and prosecutors are facing the prospect of criminal prosecution for their alleged role in supressing opposition to the imposition of martial law in 1981.