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.
When the Red Army command crossed the Vistula on January 17, 1945, Soviet propogandists called it a liberation, a label that stuck for over seven decades. But as TFN’s Stuart Dowell notes, as early as 1944, the Soviet authorities in Praga had already begun building their terror apparatus to prepare the ground for the takeover of power.
The Polish League Against Defamation, ahead of ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi German death camp Auschwitz, has sent information to 8,000 news outlets in the United States, Germany, France and Russia, stressing the use of correct nomenclature related to the death camp.
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The diary offers detailed lists of each of the eleven treasure caches. One is said to contain 28 tonnes of gold while another contains 47 works of art including works by Botticelli, Rubens, Cesanne, Carravagio, Monet, Durer, Raffael and Rembrandt.
In her book, Teoria Wyzwolenia (Theory of Liberation), Anna Straszyńska maps out in detail all the key addresses in Praga where the NKVD set up its interrogation and arrest centres, where prisoners were executed and even where the perpetrators lived.