Tribute was paid in the eastern Polish city of Lublin on Sunday to Poles expelled from the former eastern borderlands and deported to Siberia by the Soviet authorities. The Lublin ceremonies marked the 80th anniversary of mass deportations.
Written by an AK soldier in the camp the messages provide priceless information on the workings of one of the Nazi’s most notorious facilities.
The victims of Nazi Germany's World War II Aktion Erntefest, which saw the mass shooting of 18,000 Jews at the Majdanek concentration camp in Lublin (eastern Poland), was remembered by ceremonies in the city on the event's 76 anniversary on Sunday.
Recognition went to Katowice, Lublin and Łódź in the “revitalized public space” category, while Jaworzno and Kraków were showered with praise in the “Green public space” category.
Over 100 ‘new circus’ acts – jugglers, acrobats, illusionists and clowns – will descend on the eastern Polish city of Lublin for the 10th Caranaval Sztukmistrzów on July 25-28.
According to the study which looked at Warsaw, Wrocław, Poznań, Łódź, the Tri-City, Kraków, Szczecin and Lublin “…the business environment, the quality of office buildings and the availability of facilities that improve residents’ quality of life – in Lublin they are at the highest level.”
Lublin will invest in green projects to make it a “green city, drawing people with its originality and diverse vegetation”.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, who began a two-day visit to Poland on Thursday, laid wreaths at the monument of the Union of Lublin, in Lublin, eastern Poland, on Friday.
Artist Beata Chęcińska said she focused on Lublin because “It’s a beautiful city, I've seen its change through the years. Every district has its own special atmosphere, especially the old part of the city. It fascinates me.”
Exploring Lublin’s rich cultural and architectural heritage, the book combines old black and white photographs with explanations in both Polish and English to guide the reader.