VIDEO: ‘Operation Hyacinth’ is named after the police operation of the same name which was conducted by the Communist Citizen’s Militia (MO) between 1985-87 and led to information being collected on around 11,000 gay men and a record of their sexuality being kept on police record.
Forced to conduct much of its operations underground, the movement created a rich visual culture of resistance through designs and logos that spoke to people from all walks of society.
The film , ‘Wyszyński - Revenge or Forgiveness' which premiered yesterday, stars Ksawery Szlenkier as Stefan Wyszyński and Małgorzata Kożuchowska as Mother Elżbieta.
The Polish president, prime minister and ruling party leader on Tuesday commemorated the 41st anniversary of historic agreements between the then communist government and striking workers that paved the way to the ultimate collapse of communism.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said Poland’s judicial system still contains people with a compromising past dating back to communism.
Breaking out on June 28, 1956, at the city's Cegielski engineering plant, at that time called the Stalin plant, and were the first mass protests against Poland's post-war communist regime.
The highest-ranking intelligence officer in communist Poland to ever flee the country, Michał Goleniewski exposed more than 1,600 Soviet bloc intelligence officers, and agent handlers, including notorious MI6 mole George Blake, to his handlers in the West. Now, through exclusive access to declassified top secret documents, the story of his incredible life has finally been told in a new book published this week.
Written by historian and writer Jane Rogoyska, ‘Surviving Katyń – Stalin’s Polish Massacre and the Search for Truth’ highlights the extent of the 50-year cover-up of the crime by Stalin’s NKVD and Poland’s post-war Communist regime by focusing on those searching for the truth in its aftermath.
Initially inspired by his grandfather’s old Fiat 126 p, Marcin Wasilewski’s models include not only the iconic PRL car but also complex clay copies of tower block apartments and their interiors.
Opening its doors for the first time On May 8, 1971, the Spodek Arena in Katowice has since hosted dignitaries, rock stars and sporting royalty. Alex Webber looks back at the iconic building’s iconic history.