The heroes of the two flags
In a walled-in area of 300 ha, the Germans in 1940 herded together some 400,000 residents of Warsaw and its environs and the displaced people from lands incorporated into the Reich. The appalling conditions inside the ghetto, disease and starvation killed dozens of thousands of them. On 22 July 1942, the German authorities began to empty the Warsaw Ghetto of its inhabitants. Those who stayed, decided to put up resistance in spring 1943. On 19 April 1943, an uprising broke out in the Warsaw ghetto — the largest Jewish armed struggle in the Second World War and the first act of resistance against the invader in occupied Europe. In spite of the disproportion of forces, the fighting would continue for almost a month.
The Daffodils campaign
POLIN Museum created the Daffodils Campaign – Remembering Together to commemorate the Warsaw ghetto uprising. Every year on April 19th, hundreds of volunteers hand out paper daffodils to raise awareness of the uprising and its significance.
Tadeusz Sendzimir (1894–1989) – Saying 'Goodbye' to Rusty Cars
After the Second World War, politicians and media of the Polish People’s Republic would not even mention his name. Most Poles were unaware that this great inventor ever existed. But he had a long life, as if in defiance of the communist authorities, even though most of it abroad.
Gdansk Women’s Route. A walk guide (walking time: 2 hours)
It has been a century since Polish women won the right to vote. To mark this occasion, we encourage you to visit Polish cities and follow in the footsteps of Polish suffragettes and social activists. This time we would like to invite you to Gdansk, a city of multiculturalism and strong women who worked for those who found themselves in a vulnerable position.
Seven medals for Polish inventors at the invention exhibition in Moscow
Polish engineers and scientists brought six gold medals and one silver medal from the 22nd Moscow International Inventions and Innovative Technology Salon ARCHIMEDES 2019.
Polish national esports team
President Andrzej Duda initiated the launch of a national virtual football team. It is one of Europe’s first national esports teams.
Marian Rejewski, Henryk Zygalski, Jerzy Różycki – Polish Enigma Codebreakers
During the Second World War, the Allies won the “information warfare” thanks to Polish cryptologists, who cracked the Enigma code. Over the last forty years, several monographs offered insight into the behind-the-scenes of cracking the Enigma codes. Some of the English-language works upfront ignore the key role of Polish cryptologists in this process.
Poles increasingly value friends and free time
The importance of work and religion decreases in the life of Poles, and the role of friends and free time continues to increase, studies of sociologists show. Polish attitudes approach those found in Western societies, sociologist Prof. Mirosława Marody comments for PAP.
Stanisław Nowkuński (1903–1936) – Had he not slipped…
30 July 1936. The beautiful but unpredictable Tatra Mountains have once again shown their might. This time, it was Stanisław Nowkuński, the most talented Polish aircraft engine designer, who lost his life in the mountains. His life was abruptly ended after a fall from Cierny Stit in the Jaworowa Valley.
Jan Szczepanik (1872–1926) – a Self-taught Technician Dubbed the Polish Edison
In publications describing his life and work, Jan Szczepanik was dubbed “the Polish Edison,” “the Austrian Edison,” “the Leonardo da Vinci from Galicia,” and “the Genius from Galicia.” His groundbreaking inventions were ahead of their time, which frequently made them difficult to implement for technological and financial reasons.
Lodz Women's Route. A Walk Guide (Walking time: 2 hours)
It has been a century since Polish women won the right to vote. To mark this occasion, we encourage you to visit Polish cities and follow in the footsteps of Polish suffragettes and social activists. See Krakow, Gdansk, Warsaw, Poznan, Milanowek, Lodz, Konin and Polish villages through the eyes of women who lived there a century ago. This time we invite you to Lodz, a city with the highest feminization ratio (120 women per 100 men), which evolved and developed thanks to the work of women in the, seemingly easy, textile industry.