In this episode of The Debrief, we are at home with Krzysztof Czyżewski, Polish poet, director and founder of the Borderland Foundation in Sejny, northeastern Poland.
Poland is prepared to send representatives to Ukraine to help investigate apparent war crimes committed against civilians by Russian troops in the Ukrainian town of Bucha close to Kyiv, a deputy foreign minister has said.
President Andrzej Duda has condemned the massacre of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, and called for its perpetrators to be brought to justice.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has called for withering sanctions on Russian fossil fuels and barring Russian ships from European ports because Russia is committing a “massacre” in Ukraine.
Created in 1946 as part of a post-war nationwide school project, the pencil and crayon images obtained by TFN show the full, terrible experience of war from the perspective of children.
Due to open in mid-2022, the memorial will feature over 62,000 brass plaques with the names of those who died, with many left blank so that new names can be entered as research into naming all the victims continues.
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.
VIDEO: Using previously unheard witness testimony and Bundesarchiv documents, the documentary entitled North of Hell (with English subtitles) reveals many of the atrocities were carried out by a German field gendarmerie unit under the command of Karl Liebscher, a sadistic captain who was responsible for as many as several thousand murders of Poles and Jews in Białołęka.
Designed by Nizio Design International studio, the Mausoleum of Martyrdom of Polish Villages in Michniów covers over 1,700 m2 and has 11 concrete segments, five of which are closed off to the elements by glass while the other six remain open structures.
Begun at around 9am on the 22nd of July, the executions carried out by a special death commando unit saw prisoners shot dead in their individual cells before being herded together and killed en-masse. Others were gunned down in the castle’s corridors and courtyard.