History




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...

20 April 2018

Did You know that Jan Karski was a secret emissary for the leadership of the Polish Underground State during World War II?

On July 28, 1943, Jan Karski was received by US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He passed on an appeal from Jewish leaders calling on the president to save the Jews and proposed that the Great Powers send an ultimatum to Germany. In doing so, by...

20 April 2018

Katyn Massacre – Basic Facts

Katyn is a symbol of the criminal policy of the Soviet system against the Polish  nation. The present study aims to demonstrate the basic facts of Katyn massacre – the  execution of almost 22,000 people: Polish prisoners of war in Katyn,...

17 April 2018

Did You know that without the discoveries made by the Polish chemist Jan Czochralski computers and mobile phones would not have been invented?

At the beginning of the 20th century, Jan Czochralski developed d the method of growing monocrystals, which form the basis of modern electronics. The value of the global electronics market is estimated at many trillion dollars a year. As much as 90%...

13 April 2018

Today we commemorate the victims of the Katyn massacre

In 1940, 22,000 Polish officers were murdered by the Soviet NKVD. The USSR authorities decided to shoot Polish prisoners of war, considering them to be "enemies of the Soviet leadership." The murders were carried out in what is today Russia and...

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