WARNING! GRAPHIC IMAGES: As the world reels in horror from Russian atrocities in Ukraine, leading historians and others have been drawing parallels with the 1940 Katyń massacre which saw over 20,000 Poles murdered by Stalin’s secret police.
Opened in 1994 as the first gallery in Poland and Europe to exclusively display art made under the Communist regime, a permanent display features around 300 paintings, sculptures, propaganda posters and sketches while its total depository includes around 2,600 works.
Breaking out on June 28, 1956, at the city's Cegielski engineering plant, at that time called the Stalin plant, and were the first mass protests against Poland's post-war communist regime.
Written by historian and writer Jane Rogoyska, ‘Surviving Katyń – Stalin’s Polish Massacre and the Search for Truth’ highlights the extent of the 50-year cover-up of the crime by Stalin’s NKVD and Poland’s post-war Communist regime by focusing on those searching for the truth in its aftermath.
Russia is resorting to disinformation to whitewash its negative role in World War II, Stanisław Żaryn, the spokesperson for Poland's special services coordinator, wrote in a Wednesday statement to PAP.
The 1940 Katyn Forest Massacre in which the Soviets mass-executed over 20,000 Polish POWs was the biggest Soviet crime during World War Two, the Spanish daily El Espanol wrote on Tuesday in connection with the incident's 80th anniversary.
A new project launched on the anniversary today by the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, called Katyń Pro Memoria, shows the harrowing details.
To mark the 80th anniversary of Soviet deportations of Poles from occupied territories, newly released testimonies make harrowing reading.
Kasparov joins war of words over comments made by Russian leader that appeared to absolve the Soviet Union while blaming Poland for start of war.
"Dear President Putin, Hitler and Stalin colluded to start WWII. That is a fact. Poland was a victim of this horrible conflict," US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher wrote on Twitter on Monday.