We will remind Europe that 30 years ago Poland was able to organise partly-free elections that soon led to the fall of communism, Senate Speaker Stanislaw Karczewski said at an academic conference in the Senate on Thursday.
Cold war mania about security meant railway lines, train stations and airfields were deemed too sensitive to be shown, even though a map published two years before showed all of them in detail.
A new museum encourages people to take a rummage through Poland’s communist past and learn what life was like under the Party.
In a candid interview with TFN’s Patrick Ney, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki talks for the first time on camera about his teenage years and opposition to communist authoritarianism. Regularly interrogated, beaten and harassed, Morawiecki faced death threats and persecution. This interview was given to mark the 37th anniversary of one of the worst massacres during Poland's Martial Law, the massacre at the Wujek mine on the 16th December, 1981. As the son of leading activist, Kornel Morawiecki, the Prime Minister's story is relatively unknown even in Poland. Until now. Watch this interview (Polish with English subtitles) to discover the full story.
Fears about the gentrification of the Praga district mount as one of the area’s unique attractions packs its bags and heads across the river.
A new book detailing the joint resistance activities of the Polish and Czechoslovakian underground during Communism is to be published this month.