Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, came to a small village in the south-east of the country on Friday to honour a Polish family that was executed for sheltering Jews during World War Two.
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VIDEO: With no professional distribution, at its premiere the feature-length film entitled ‘Liberated’ and starring 95 amateur actors and extras was attended by a staggering 2,000 people in a venue with a seating capacity of only 350.
Conceived 80 years ago this week, the fictitious radio station at Majdanek informed fellow prisoners about the latest whippings by SS guards or who had died of typhus, but also included radio theatre and education programmes aimed to raise morale and bolster resistance.
Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, in a Wednesday published text on the portal of Germany's 'Der Spiegel' weekly, wrote that the German occupation of Poland during WWII was one of the cruellest in European history.
Today marks the 104th anniversary of Poland regaining independence after centuries of foreign rule.
Germany's Federal Foreign Office has said again, in a comment on the details of Poland's recent diplomatic note on reparations for its wartime occupation by Germany, that the topic is a closed issue for the German government.
Most of the 11 Polish victims had their hands tied behind their backs, and some of the skulls have traces of injuries. The mass grave contained bullet casings from a German Mauser.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has vowed that Poland will never recognise Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territory.
Poland condemns the “pseudo-referenda” which were held in the Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine and appeals to the international community not to recognise their results, the government spokesman has said.