For a long time, historians, journalists and politicians have been engaged in a propagandist debate about who is responsible for instigating the Second World War and the mass crimes committed during it, including genocide. In the first few years after the war, this debate didn’t matter much because everyone knew who the perpetrators and victims […]
At a time when Russia is committing atrocities in Ukraine, the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany, Andrij Melnyk, condones the crimes of Bandera’s nationalists thereby undermining mutual trust between Poland and Ukraine, writes Jerzy Haszczyński in daily ‘Rzeczpospolita’
Putin’s appearance at the exhibition in celebration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great gave him the chance to build the narrative that he, like Peter the Great, is not conquering but recovering territory that is rightfully Russia’s, writes Grzegorz Górny on wPolityce.pl
The past few weeks have brought Ukrainians and Poles closer together than they have ever been and have led to speculation as to where the limits of this new found union may lie, writes Jakub Maciejewski in portal wPolityce.pl
“We are grateful to all those who back then did not hesitate, who stepped up to battle. We honor them and especially those who had fallen and gave their lives for their fatherland,” President Andrzej Duda declared
A Polish documentary filmmaker Mariusz Pilis spoke with Remix about his new project exploring the Trianon Treaty, which saw Hungary lose 71% of its territory at the end of WWI, a national tragedy that continues to affect Central Europe
The racial sensitivity training from Coca-Cola, which urges workers “to be less White”, is just another sign that the West is attempting to discard White people from history, Magyar Hírlap commentator László Bogár writes
“I’d want us to remember, especially on Independence Day during such a difficult time, that the Polish state is not only institutions, but above all else, us – Polish citizens,” Andrzej Duda declared in his address to the nation.
Influential Polish historian and publicist Sławomir Cenckiewicz is against erecting a statue of Tadeusz Mazowiecki, the first post-communist Polish PM. Cenckiewicz also criticized the 1989 Polish Round Table Talks as a “betrayal of the elites.”
“The Holocaust wasn’t committed by some Nazis, but by Hitler’s Germany; the Third Reich is responsible for the Holocaust,” PM Mateusz Morawiecki said during a ceremony commemorating the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The PM criticized attempts to revise the truth and claimed Poland will always stand as a guardian of truth.
US President Thomas Woodrow Wilson has been honored by the Polish parliament. Official documents underline the contributions Wilson made to Poland’s independence in 1918, as well as declared that a statue of the president should be built in Warsaw.
Poland is in the top 10 countries to have won the most battles in history, ahead of even the Roman Empire. An animated map depicting all the battles mankind has fought in the last 4,500 years has become an internet hit.
In the light of Lech Wałęsa’s recent praise of Vladimir Putin’s policies, former Polish PM Jan Olszewski claims that Wałęsa’s sympathies towards Russia are nothing new. “Lech Wałęsa as President did everything to hinder Poland’s entry into NATO and integration with the West,” said Olszewski in an interview with “Do Rzeczy”.
Multiple documents from the head of Poland’s communist police and special services archive have been sold to the US Hoover Institution Library & Archives in Stanford. Polish Radio journalist Wiktor Świetlik explains how these documents relate to Poland’s post-communist heritage.
A court in Kraków will return to a case brought by a Polish veteran against the ZDF TV channel and the producers of controversial TV series “Our mothers, our fathers” for its portrayal of Poles. The 95-year-old veteran of the Home Army (AK), captain Zbigniew Radłowski who has brought the case will attend the court hearing.
Poland’s peaceful Solidarity movement was crushed by tanks in 1981 with 100 dead, 10,000 in prison, thousands forced to emigrate and the economy in tatters. But its architects, General Wojciech Jaruzelski and General Czesław Kiszczak have not been held to account for waging war on the nation.
Will history repeat itself and the countries of Central Europe shine again? Igor Szczęsnowicz draws comparisons between the current social and international situation of Europe to that of the 14th century.
Conservative film critics and intellectuals are up in arms upon seeing the script of a movie about a famous medieval Hungarian general and politician who managed to stop the advance of the Ottoman Empire in the mid-15th century.
A liberal crowd, including EU President Donald Tusk, attended Lech Wałęsa’s 75th birthday. Tusk’s gift to Wałęsa, birthday wishes signed by leaders of 26 EU states, was missing the signatures of Mateusz Morawiecki and apparently Viktor Orban.
Poland regaining its independence in 1918, the fall of communism and entering the European Union are seen as the most important events of the last 100 years, according to a survey carried out by CBOS (Public Opinion Research Center). The Second World War is seen as the country’s biggest failure.
September 17th, 1939 is when the Soviet Union invaded Poland and her allies stood aside. Leonarda Bukowska explains why it is important for Poles to finally discuss what happened on that day and draw conclusions to help Poland today.
The German Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe defends the usage of the term “Polish Death Camps” as freedom of speech. It also determined that German tv station ZDF does not need to acknowledge the verdicts of Polish courts. Tomasz Pietryga explains how this verdict is against EU laws and is an odd extension of freedom of speech.
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