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10 April 2019

Ninth anniversary of the Smolensk plane crash

In the early morning hours of 10 April 2010, a special Tu-154M plane crashed near Smolensk, with Polish President Lech Kaczyński and First Lady Maria Kaczyńska on board, killing all 96 passengers – top state officials, military commanders, and...

01 March 2019

"Cursed Soldiers" National Remembrance Day

"The war is not over [...]. We will never agree to a different life, except in a fully sovereign, independent and fair Polish State [...]. I give you my last order. Continue your work and activities in the spirit of regaining full independence of the...

01 March 2019

Did You know that after end of World War II, many Polish soldiers did not lay down their arms?

As a result of post-war agreements, Poland found itself in the Soviet sphere of influence. In response, almost 200,000 people joined the anti-communist underground!   The authorities sentenced soldiers to years of imprisonment, many died on...

01 March 2019

Doomed Soldiers National Remembrance Day

Memory of the 1944-1956 anti-communist underground fighters finally received recognition with the establishment, in 2011, of the Doomed Soldiers National Remembrance Day. The Memorial Day is commemorated on 1 March, the anniversary of carrying out...

27 January 2019

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

27 January, the anniversary of liberating the German Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, marks International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, officially proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2005....

17 September 2018

79th anniversary of Soviet invasion of Poland

On 17 September 1939, Soviet troops invaded Poland fulfilling the provisions of a secret annex to the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact, signed by the Third German Reich and the Soviet Union on 23 August 1939. The Soviet-German agreement called for dividing up...

01 September 2018

Seventy-ninth anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two

Seventy-nine years ago, Germany invaded Poland and started World War Two. In the early hours of 1 September 1939, troops of the German Reich crossed the Polish-German border. Even though the 1939 defensive war ended in the defeat of the Polish armed...

01 August 2018

74th anniversary of the Warsaw Rising

On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, we mark the 74th anniversary of the Warsaw Rising. Every year, at 5 p.m. on this day, alarm sirens are heard on the streets of Warsaw. The city comes to a halt. In holding a minute of silence, Warsaw residents pay...

30 July 2018

80th anniversary of the opening of the Astronomical-meteorological observatory of the Józef Piłsudski University of Warsaw

On July 29, 2018 an official ceremony was held on the Pip Ivan Mountain to commemorate the 80 th  anniversary of the opening of the Astronomical-meteorological observatory of the Józef Piłsudski University of Warsaw. More than 100 persons took...

09 June 2018

Start of the project “Poland & Ukraine. In the Wake of Historical Heritage”

A unique film project “Poland & Ukraine. In the Wake of Historical Heritage” has started on June 9, 2018 in Kamianets-Podilskyi. In this project several films and reports about Ukraine will be created that are related to the Polish-Ukrainian...

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