Tribute was paid in the eastern Polish city of Lublin on Sunday to Poles expelled from the former eastern borderlands and deported to Siberia by the Soviet authorities. The Lublin ceremonies marked the 80th anniversary of mass deportations.
Representatives of the presidential and prime minister's offices, and government officials laid flowers and lit candles at the tomb of Former Polish Prime Minister Jan Olszewski, who died one year ago today.
US President Donald Trump on Monday sent Polish President Andrzej Duda the "Proclamation On National Day Of Remembrance Of The 75th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Auschwitz."
President Andrzej Duda will a give "speech of memory and respect" at Poland's commemorations of the Nazi-German Auschwitz death camp's liberation, and not a polemic against Russian President Vladimir Putin, Duda's aide, Krzysztof Szczerski, said on Tuesday.
Sirens sounded throughout Warsaw at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, the exact time of the August 1, 1944 outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising against the city's Nazi occupants, to mark the insurrection's 75th anniversary.