US-visiting President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda on Wednesday laid flowers at the Katyń Memorial in Jersey City, which commemorates 22,000 Polish POWs mass-executed by the Soviets in April and May 1940 in west Russia's Katyń Forest.
Jersey City authorities and the local Polish diaspora on Monday reached a consensus around the location of a memorial to the 1940 Katyń Forest Massacre, in which the Soviets mass-executed around 22,000 Polish POWs.
Poland's Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Monday that the country has succeeded in bringing the dispute over the Katyń memorial in Jersey City to a successful conclusion. It also emerged that PM Mateusz Morawiecki was also involved in the efforts.
The Katyń Memorial in Jersey City will remain at the embankment of the Hudson River. It will be moved 60 metres from the place where it is now, Polish Consul general in New York Maciej Golubiewski wrote on Twitter late on Friday.
A row over moving a statue to the victims of the 1940 Katyń massacre, in which over 20,000 Polish elite were slain by Stalin’s murderous secret police, has gone from a local spat to an increasingly international show of support for New Jersey’s Polish émigré community.
Plans to remove a memorial in the USA to the victims of the Katyń massacre, which saw over 20,000 Polish intelligentsia murdered by the Soviet NKVD, have been slammed by Polish authorities.
The 6th edition of the Wolf's Trail commemorational run in honour of Poland's post-war Cursed Soldiers anti-communist underground set off on Sunday morning from the Warsaw Citadel.