The son of war hero Witold Pilecki has brought a legal case against the State Treasury for PLN 26 million (EUR 5.53 million) for the harm his father suffered under communism.
Though it is hardly rare to hear of construction workers unearthing archaeological treasures in Warsaw, the discovery of pre-war paving and post-war tramlines in the city centre has caused more headlines than most.
Although Warsaw has done more than most to commemorate Poland’s greatest women, with only one statue in Poznań and a scattering of others across the country, Webber finds women often railroaded to become little more than composite representations of ideals or movements. With additional research by Lidia Ławecka.
Coinciding with the 78th anniversary of the Wola Massacre, a new exhibition organised by the Warsaw Rising Museum has opened examining the role of its primary perpetrator, Heinz Reinefarth, and his subsequent escape from justice.
Poland's prime minister on Monday paid tribute to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Germans, whose 78th anniversary fells on August 1.
Sirens wailed throughout Warsaw at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, the exact time of the August 1, 1944, outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising against the city's Nazi German invaders, to mark the revolt's 78th anniversary.
United by the slogan ‘Honour and Glory to the Heroes’ the series is divided into two types of posters - one depicting colourised photos showing scenes from 78 years ago, while the second group are portraits of living insurgents holding their own wartime photographs.
Ceremonies at the memorial to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising insurgents who fought in the Mokotow district of the Polish capital commenced Monday's observances marking the 78th anniversary of the city's revolt against its Nazi-German occupants.
Using a mobile app to calculate the exact time a picture was originally shot, the complex process involved Marcin Dziedzic having to account for weather, light and angles before being able to successfully overlap the parallel worlds of then and now.
WWII material losses sustained by Warsaw have been estimated at over PLN 380 billion (EUR 80.8 billion), a ruling party MP has told PAP.