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.
VIDEO: Originally intending to explore the rivers of Argentina, by the time they had finished they had survived the 3,400 m deep Colca canyon river in Peru, battled malaria, become local celebrities, opened a network of Solidarity offices across South America and initiated a string of fundraising events to send money back to the movement in Poland.
Taken in Wrocław by world-renowned photographer Chris Niedenthal, the photo shows a young, rosy-cheeked woman in a floral dress, leaning one arm against a concrete balcony as the other appears to brush back a lock of her raven hair. Originally published in a German magazine in 1982, the photo quickly became as iconic as the building itself.
Opened in 1933, the family-run Modik Warszawa has long had deep roots in the capital’s social history having served generations of Varsovians. But now, despite surviving WWII, Stalinism and Martial Law, Warsaw’s oldest hairdressing salon is now facing closure.