Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, has paid homage to those killed, wounded and persecuted by communist security forces during protests against state-imposed price increases in December 1970.
An exhibition which highlights the history of the Gdańsk shipyard from its early days in the 19th century is on at the European Solidarity Centre.
The firing of a Gdansk shipyard worker in 1980 triggered a “butterfly effect” that led to the collapse of the Soviet empire, the prime minister said on Thursday.
VIDEO: Shrunk to an approximate scale of 1:14, and featuring a swing capable of seating five people, the structure was built by Metal Madness, a Szczecin-based firm specializing in high-quality metalwork.
Builders stumbled upon the bottle during renovations at the city’s Central Train Station. Inside was a handwritten note referring to the tragic 1970 protests which led to over 40 deaths.
The Polish president has paid tribute to dozens of workers killed by communist police and soldiers during mass protests in 1970 in Baltic-coast cities, saying that the blood shed that day had helped to give birth to a “free Poland”.
A French newspaper has marked the 50th anniversary of worker protests on the Polish coast, and the 39th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by publishing an article entitled the "Unknown war in the middle of Europe".
Retired manager Adam Jędruszek came across the documents for the Wicher and Burza destroyers, which were an important part of Poland’s naval capability, while clearing out his uncle’s apartment.
Rumoured to be the tallest mural in the country, the artwork will eventually be joined by eight others in Poznań.
Stanisław Składanowski who had worked at the Lenin Shipyard since 1968 documented the strikes with over 1,000 photos now on show in Gdańsk and captured some of the most iconic moments of the historic events.