A jewel of the Art Nouveau era, the monument in Warsaw’s Łazienki Park depicting Chopin plunged into contemplation under a rustling willow tree was first unveiled in 1926.
Russia’s ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreev was pelted with the red substance after arriving at a Warsaw cemetery to pay respects to Red Army soldiers who died during WWII.
After finding the grave of Polish diplomat Mieczysław Jałowiecki who was a pioneer in the struggle for Poland’s interwar identity, a local historian is now looking to honour his name and memory.
Considered by many to be the very first bombing campaign of WWII, the town was razed to the ground with 75 percent of its buildings destroyed.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, marked the 82nd anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two in Wieluń, a town in central Poland levelled by German bombers in the first hours of the war on September 1, 1939.
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.
Thought to contain WWII secrets including traitors, the archive believed to be inside the Bond-like underworld complex has been described as ‘an invaluable source of information about the dark times of the WWII occupation.’
The 72-year-old man in the small town of Górowo Iławeckie, 90km east of Elbląg, had been cleaning out his attic when he stumbled upon the semi-automatic pistol in his chimney’s smokehouse.
Among the Poles there were the greatest number of those who really helped Jews during the Holocaust, President Andrej Duda said.
A Warsaw court has ordered two prominent Holocaust scholars to apologise to a woman who claimed her uncle had been slandered in a historical book which suggested he had collaborated with the Germans and robbed a Jewish woman during WWII.