The couple from the village of Wysoka, about 30 kilometres from Kraków, risked their lives by taking in Polański who was 10 at the time after he had escaped along with his father from the Kraków Ghetto in 1943.
BBC, on Saturday, presented a programme about August Agboola Browne, a Nigeria-born jazz musician, thought to have been the only black participant in the Polish defence war in September 1939 and the only black participant in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.
Officially known as the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism, August 23rd was chosen as it coincides with the date of the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, a 1939 non-aggression pact between the USSR and Nazi Germany which would see a German-Soviet carve-up of Poland.
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.’
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.
The Polish Sejm (lower house) adopted on Wednesday a resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw, in which Polish forces halted the westwards-advancing Red Army. The battle was the turning point of the 1919-1921 Polish-Bolshevik War.
Chełmoński’s ‘Four-In-Hand’, considered to be the peak achievement of naturalism in Polish painting, is so big that instead of moving the paining the specialist work is being carried out on-site making it a unique opportunity for art lovers to see and learn about state-of-the-art restoration techniques.
Researchers from the Institute of National Remembrance’s Search and Identification Bureau will now use DNA samples to try and determine if the remains found at the prison belong to Pilecki who was executed at the prison in 1948.
Though there is no Polish government's official stand on war reparations, no negotiating position with Germany, the topic is present in talks among officials and exists in Polish-German relations, Deputy PM, Minister of State Assets Jacek Sasin said on Tuesday.