The gallery under the hashtag #poznajdziełaodzyskane invites social media users to see and learn about how Poland managed to regain formerly lost works of art.
The reconstruction at the site of the Nazi leader’s Wolf’s Lair HQ, used archive documents, photographs, witness testimony and the knowledge of local guides to recreate the room as it was in July 1944.
Jewish tombstones were used to line the banks and bottom of the lake.
The fragments of the Lützow warship settled at the bottom of the channel in April 1945 when the ship was the target of an air raid by the RAF 617 ‘Dambusters’ squadron. The haul that has now been raised includes the nine-tonne rear wall of the ship’s powerful 280mm gun tower, a copper range finder, screws and bolts and personal items such as lifejackets and belts.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, when fighting in Europe stopped at the end of World War II.
Reminders about historical truth are necessary especially in times of disinformation, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said referring to a declaration signed on Thursday on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Prince Michael of Kent, Winston Churchill's great grandson, the director of the RAF Museum and historian Roger Moorhouse were among the British figures highlighting the role of Poles in the war effort during WWII, on the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday.
The memorial plaque, the flag design of which is a reference to the Polish flag that Polish soldiers raised on the Victory Column in Berlin’s Tiergarten on 2 May 1945, will be mounted on the city’s Polytechnic where the First Tadeusz Kościuszko Infantry Division finally broke the fierce resistance of the Germans defending the building.
Mieczysław Stachiewicz was one of the last surviving Polish airmen who saw action over enemy territory during the war.
Dubbed ‘Flying Death’ by the Germans, Stanisław Skalski saw action in Poland following the outbreak of war, later becoming the first Pole to command an RAF squadron. Miraculously avoiding death twice, after the war it seemed his luck had run out when he was arrested by the secret police on trumped up charges of espionage, tortured for over a year and then sentenced to be executed. But again, he survived.