Coming just days before the introduction of martial law, and despite critics writing her off as a has-been, Tina Turner’s debut in Poland has become enshrined in cultural folklore as a performance that helped relaunch her career during one of the most tumultuous chapters in modern Polish history.
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.
Poland's civil rights ombudsman wants the conviction of a man found guilty of throwing stones at police during a 1982 demonstration against martial law overturned.
The Institute of National Remembrance said it was now “looking for the heroic author of the Solidarity inscription. Help us find the author of the slogan. If you know something or know someone who could help us, please contact the Lublin Branch of the IPN.
People crossing the Polish border from Ukraine will be exempt from the quarantine and a negative Covid test requirement because of the armed conflict in the country.
President Andrzej Duda has commemorated the victims of the December 16, 1981 shooting dead of nine striking miners at the Wujek coalmine in southern Poland.
The Polish president and prime minister attended on Monday the observance marking the 40th anniversary of the imposition of martial law and expressed their gratitude to all people fighting for a free Poland forty years ago.
President Andrzej Duda has said “Poland is still suffering the consequences” of the imposition of martial law, which took place on December 13, 1981.
It was during a surreptitious hunt for things to photograph that Niedenthal came across a scene outside the now-long-gone Moscow Cinema that would become his most famous photograph. An image that would soon ping around a world still trying to digest what was happening in Poland, and one that would become the defining image of martial law.