As Poland commemorates the 81st anniversary of the outbreak of WWII, the German government said the new ‘German-Polish House’ would ‘commemorate Poland’s suffering between 1939 and 1945, and the violent deaths of more than 5 million Polish citizens, including some 3 million Jewish children, women and men.’
The bronze monument, which commemorates the four Kindertransport trains which left Gdańsk between the 3rd of May and 25th of August 1939 and saved 130 children, was first unveiled in 2009, but had been in storage since 2019 due to renovation works at the central train station.
Twenty-four graves in the Gardelegen cemetery, northern Germany, where Poles burned alive by the Germans in 1945 are buried, have been desecrated, the Gardelegen Memorial has reported.
The new museum at the site of the former Plaszow concentration camp which became immortalized in the film Schindler’s List will not just commemorate those that perished but will also dedicate itself to publicising the testimonies of the many that survived.
Four memorials to the Soviet Red Army will be taken down on Thursday morning, the head of the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), the body charged with investigating wartime and communist-era crimes, said on Wednesday.
Poland's foreign minister has said the choice of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners is clear recognition of the fight against totalitarianism and the defence of human rights and civil freedoms.
A memorial site with tombs of Polish World War Two Home Army (AK) soldiers in north-western Belarus is being levelled to the ground by the Minsk regime services, Lukasz Jasina, a Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman, said on Thursday.
The desecrated memorial site in the village of Kaczycze, in the Grodno region of Belarus, was the final resting place for 89 Polish Home Army (AK) soldiers killed during a battle against Soviet NKVD forces near Raviny, Belarus, in January 1945.
Polish charge d'affaires in Belarus Marcin Wojciechowski has been summoned by the Belarusian foreign ministry, the Polish foreign ministry told PAP on Thursday.
The memorial, in the western village of Mikuliszki, consisted of the remains of the wartime headquarters of a Polish Home Army unit whose members died in combat in the area in 1944.
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