One of the WWII-era mass graves in Gdańsk contained the remains of Polish civilians, while the other in Wrocław revealed German civilians.
The opening of the 2x3.5-metre cell where Pilecki awaited execution at the hands of the Soviet-installed communists coincides with the 75th anniversary of his execution at the prison in 1948.
Poland strongly condemns the execution by Iran of Habib Chaab, a Swedish-Iranian dual national, accused of leading a separatist movement and taking part in bomb attacks, wrote the Foreign Ministry’s spokesman on Sunday.
Activists from the western Russian city of Smolensk have petitioned the country's parliament, the Duma, to demolish a symbolic memorial site to the Katyn massacre and a cemetery for its victims, Russian daily Kommersant has reported.
At today’s handover at the Treblinka death camp memorial museum, IPN chief Dr Karol Nawrocki said that the objects “are not just evidence of the crimes committed by the Germans but also evidence of victory over amnesia.”
Killed on this day in 1944, Kocjan played a vital role in demystifying Nazi wonder weapons and is credited with saving London from further destruction.
Begun at around 9am on the 22nd of July, the executions carried out by a special death commando unit saw prisoners shot dead in their individual cells before being herded together and killed en-masse. Others were gunned down in the castle’s corridors and courtyard.
WARNING! GRAPHIC IMAGES: The remains of three bodies belonging to victims judged to be around 19-20 years old were found by the Search and Identification Bureau of the Institute of National Remembrance.
The 75 victims buried today, which include three infants, were discovered during archaeological work carried out earlier this year by a special section of Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance.
Dr. Dawid Kobialka, from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences said the grim discovery related to a massacre by Gestapo officers in the second half of January 1945.