Omitted from the maps for the full duration of the Cold War, this tiny town (current population: 4,500), was at the very heart of the Soviet Union’s military presence in Poland. For decades, no-one knew it existed and that sense of secrecy lingers to this day.
US Congressman Steve Cohen has apologised for recent statements suggesting Polish complicity in the Holocaust, which evoked hefty protests from the Polish ambassador in the US, the Polish-American Kosciuszko Foundation and the Warsaw-based Institute for National Remembrance (IPN).
US Democratic congressman Steve Cohen has come in for criticism after saying “it was not just Nazi, Germany; it was Poland where some of these more severe, serious concentration camps were Auschwitz and Birkenau."
The new version is aimed squarely at academics and researchers into totalitarianism rather than the general reader. It runs to 1,000 pages and will be buttressed with an extensive introduction and over 2,000 footnotes.
The appointment of the ambassador was allegedly delayed owing to concerns about his father’s wartime role.
The reconstruction at the site of the Nazi leader’s Wolf’s Lair HQ, used archive documents, photographs, witness testimony and the knowledge of local guides to recreate the room as it was in July 1944.
Russia is resorting to disinformation to whitewash its negative role in World War II, Stanisław Żaryn, the spokesperson for Poland's special services coordinator, wrote in a Wednesday statement to PAP.
The memorial plaque, the flag design of which is a reference to the Polish flag that Polish soldiers raised on the Victory Column in Berlin’s Tiergarten on 2 May 1945, will be mounted on the city’s Polytechnic where the First Tadeusz Kościuszko Infantry Division finally broke the fierce resistance of the Germans defending the building.
Kasparov joins war of words over comments made by Russian leader that appeared to absolve the Soviet Union while blaming Poland for start of war.
"Dear President Putin, Hitler and Stalin colluded to start WWII. That is a fact. Poland was a victim of this horrible conflict," US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher wrote on Twitter on Monday.