History




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...

25 May 2018

70th anniversary of the death of Captain Witold Pilecki

Seventy years ago, Witold Pilecki was murdered in the prison on Rakowiecka Street in Warsaw. He was a Polish officer, a member of the Polish Underground State, the only voluntary prisoner of the Nazi German concentration camp Auschwitz as well as the...

03 May 2018

227th anniversary of the 3 May Constitution

The 3 May Constitution of 1791 was most probably the world’s second codified constitution. Its authorship is ascribed to King Stanisław II August, Grand Marshall of Lithuania Ignacy Potocki, and the priest and philosopher Fr. Hugo Kołłątaj....

02 May 2018

Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad Day

In 2002, the Sejm of the Republic of Poland established the Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad Day  to be celebrated on 2 May. This initiative recognised the "long-standing achievements and contribution of the Polish diaspora and Poles abroad in...

02 May 2018

Poland’s Day of the Flag

The Day of the Flag is celebrated on 2nd May. On this Day, Poles reflect upon the long history of the red and white national colours and proudly display flags outside their houses. Polish national colours are one of the few in the world of...

01 May 2018

Fourteen years of Poland's membership in the EU

Poland, together with the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta, joined the European Union on 1 May 2004. It was the largest EU enlargement in history.   The first step was the signing...

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