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.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has commemorated the shooting dead of nine protesting coal miners by communist riot police units in December 1981.
The Polish justice minister has called for the punishment of military officers, and prosecutors and judges, responsible for crimes committed during martial law in Poland.
On December 13th at 5p.m. the Mazowsze group will perform Lucjan Rydel's ‘Betlejem Polskie’ (Polish Bethlehem), directed by Zbigniew Kułagowski.
A French newspaper has marked the 50th anniversary of worker protests on the Polish coast, and the 39th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by publishing an article entitled the "Unknown war in the middle of Europe".
Investigators from the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) and the Internal Security Agency (ABW) raided the property of the former high ranking officer in Poland’s communist-era security service where they found files detailing the activities of communist-era agents operating overseas.
Poland's embassy in Armenia has requested particular caution of Poles in that country in connection with the declaration of martial law in the Republic of Armenia.
The teenaged Morawiecki took part in large pro-democracy demonstrations in his home town of Wrocław.
President Andrzej Duda awarded state distinctions in Warsaw on Friday in connection with the 38th anniversary of the December 13, 1981, imposition of martial law in Poland by the country's communist regime.