Archaeologists closed in on a 20-square-metre site in a cemetery in the small town of Orneta by using local archival records and a hand-drawn burial plan. Religious objects including crucifixes and medallions helped them identify the victims.
Fully digitalized and available online, the images captured by a Soviet aircraft on September 18th 1944 have been described as a “rich source of information.”
Easily accessed by a picturesque trip on PKP (approximately three hours from Warsaw with a change at Malbork), Elbląg is a town that although remaining somewhat off the radar, nonetheless warrants lavishing with attention.
In response to articles appearing in Newsweek and the Onet news portal recalling the memories of a Red Army doctor held in a POW camp which he describes as ‘hell on earth’, in a three-page letter to the CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Media, Morawiecki said that ‘no one is allowed to relativize history’ and ‘we cannot allow the true picture of this war to be distorted.’
President Andrzej Duda and PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday commemorated the centenary of the 1920 Battle of Warsaw at a ceremony in front of a memorial to the battle's fallen in Warsaw's Powązki Cemetery.
Historians plan to publicise a key battle in European history, which is still little known outside Poland.
Covering an area of 360 square metres on the side of a ten-floor apartment building, the mural features historical figures associated with the battle, including statesman Józef Piłsudski.
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.