Titled Szybowcowa ’87, the app which is part of the IPN’s push to make history more understandable and accessible to younger generations allows users to step back in time and explore a printing house hidden inside an apartment on Wrocław’s Szybowcowa street.
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.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has compared Ukraine’s fight for independence to the confrontation in 1980 between Polish workers and Poland’s then communist government.
Murdered by communists in Lublin Castle in 1949, the whereabouts of Henryk Wieliczko’s body remained unknown for six decades.
According to IPN president Dr Karol Nawrocki, chief among the renewed investigations are three opposition priests who died in suspicious circumstances in 1989.
The Polish prime minister has accused Vladimir Putting of violating everything that has been achieved since the fall of communism in 1989.
VIDEO: Directed by Tomasz Popakuł for the Gdynia Emigration Museum and entitled ‘Dzennet’, the six and a half minute film tells the story of refugee Dzennet Dżabagi-Skibniewska, whose mother was a Polish Tatar and father the son of the last ruler of Ingushetia, a republic of Russia located in the North Caucus.
Film producer Janusz Heatcliff Iwanowski spent three decades collecting material for the film, including the account of a banker who lent money to Eastern Bloc countries, the story of a secretary who observed the Gierek era from the inside, and the memoirs of an advisor who helped Gierek change and modernise the Polish economy.
For a minority, the essence of the weekend rests in the foggy little bars that were established during Communism. Though fast dwindling in number, and left utterly winded by the lockdown, these have tapped a new wave of fans among a small group of people.
The building in the centre of Augustów in north-east Poland was used by the NKVD and the Communist secret police to hold and interrogate victims of the 1945 Augustów Roundups, known as the little Katyń.