Russian leader antagonises Polish government in long article on the causes of the Second World War.
With the threat from Soviet Russia very real, Józef Piłsudski’s bold excursion deep towards the east was part of his grand idea to create a military and political alliance, a buffer of independent countries allied with Poland, including Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine.
From Breslau to Wrocław: TFN’s Alex Webber looks back at the events of 75 years ago to see how what is today one of Poland’s prettiest cities miraculously transformed itself out the rubble of WWII.
Captured by Kazimierz Lelewicz, a prolific photographer who between 1945 and 1948 took hundreds of images documenting the death and subsequent resurrection of the city, 75 years on, his photographs are a poignant testament to both the realities of war and the steadfast determination to rebuild anew.
Standing 23 metres high, the monument will be a type of obelisk known as a gnomon, the part of the sundial that casts the shadow and the top of the monument will bear the date “1920”.
Initiated by the NKVD but soon handed over to the newly-installed secret police, the UB, within weeks thousands of Poles were again behind barbed wire at the former death camp.
Polish President Andrzej Duda opening the main ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation by the Red Army of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz paid tribute to the six million Jews killed there and in other camps, ghettos and places of executions.
On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi-German death camp, TFN’s Stuart Dowell travels to the site where over 1 million people were murdered to meet survivors and to hear their harrowing recollections.
In today’s Politico magazine, Morawiecki wrote: “Renewed attempts to paint Poland as a perpetrator, rather than a victim, can’t be tolerated. Russian historical propaganda regarding World War II is an unworthy lie and a deceitful attempt to blame others for the Soviet Union’s actions.”
Russian MPs on Friday reacted with indignation to Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski's claims that Warsaw's January 17 1945 liberation from the Germans by the Red Army spelt new enslavement for Poland.