Despite the risks, the crew of the ORP Ślązak saved 85 Canadian soldiers that had been trapped on the beach during the catastrophic Dieppe Raid in 1942.
Dr. Karol Nawrocki from the Institute of National Remembrance said: “Unfortunately, most Poles do not know the story of Blind Antek. We want to show him in a broader context… he is a figure that should be ingrained in Poland’s conscience and who should be remembered by history.”
The plaque is the brainchild of Izabella Podzińska, a neighbour who as a young girl lived opposite the block of flats where Kapuściński once lived. Her determination has resulted in a small plastic commemorative plaque with the words: “The world-famous reporter, writer, poet and photographer lived in this building in the years 1965-1988.”
Operating between 1942 and 1944, the Jewish vendors aged between six and sixteen have been described as “the little heroes of WWII who, through their own survival, defeated the enemy.”
Hidden for over 240-years, the charred mementos had been hidden after the tragic, premature death of Teresa Czartoryska.
A plaque commemorating leading anti-communist opposition activist and father of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was unveiled in Warsaw on Wednesday by the members of Fighting Solidarity union on the first anniversary of his death.
British national daily The Times on Monday ran a commentary on the recent removal by Russian nationalists of a plaque commemorating 6,000 Polish officer POWs murdered in 1940 by the Soviet NKVD security police in Tver, a city some 180 km north-west of Moscow.
The twin plaques paying tribute to Polish prisoners of war from the local Ostashkov camp who were murdered as part of the 1940 Katyń massacre of around 22,000 Polish officers and intellectuals, were photographed being removed from a former NKVD security service local headquarters.
The Hotel Savoy in Łódź became eternalised in Roth’s 1924 novel about a motley cohort of guests stuck in faded dreams, from war veterans to failed revolutionaries – a microcosm of Europe after WWI.