Making generous use of archival materials and featuring in-depth interviews with authors, historians, professors, survivors and Holocaust descendants, the one-hour documentary titled ‘Polmission. The Passport Mystery’ lays bare the scale of efforts undertaken by Poland’s government-in-exile to rescue the nation’s Jews from near-certain death.
Poland has sent to Iraq blankets, operating aprons, towels and sheets as part of an aid operation, the Polish Foreign Ministry wrote in a Wednesday press release.
Just five days after being elected as Poland’s first president in the newly independent second republic, Gabriel Narutowicz was gunned down in cold blood during the opening of an art exhibition. TFN’s Nick Westerby looks back at the extraordinary events 98 years ago today.
The Berlin memorial will be the first in the city dedicated to a single nation and will pay tribute to the Poles killed during WWII.
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.