Poland's foreign ministry has raised concerns over the increasing number of acts of vandalism against Polish memorial sites in Belarus.
On Friday, Smolensk mayor Andrei Borisov posted on social media a photo of the memorial site showing a Russian flag next to the empty flagpole.
A Red Army memorial has been demolished in the north-western Polish city of Koszalin by unidentified perpetrators, the police have reported.
Poland's president and foreign ministry have criticised the Russian top court's decision to close down "Memorial", Russia's eminent human rights group, and have vowed to stand by the activists.
Born on the 27th of October 1898 in Kielce, Józef Hartman’s significant role in training and mentoring the young Polish soldiers who had volunteered for the special undercover mission, came soon after his arrival to Great Britain in 1940.
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.
Operating between 1942 and 1944, the Jewish vendors aged between six and sixteen have been described as “the little heroes of WWII who, through their own survival, defeated the enemy.”
Shaped from above like the Star of David, the roofless monument was built at the mouth of the town’s Jewish cemetery so as to comply with the laws of Judaism.
A memorial commemorating the role played by international cooperation during the Polish-Bolshevik War is a monument to international solidarity, a senior government minister has said.
The Berlin memorial will be the first in the city dedicated to a single nation and will pay tribute to the Poles killed during WWII.