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PM Glinski: EP museum distorts historical truth
The EP's Brussels-based museum distorted historical truth and passed over many vital facts, Poland's deputy Prime Minister, Culture and National Heritage Minister Piotr Glinski stated Friday in a letter to European Parliament President Antonio Tajani.
The esteemed Poles of Siberia
Forced mass migrations of Poles to Siberia took place after the January Uprising and lasted until the Second World War.
200th anniversary of the death of Tadeusz Kościuszko
Tadeusz Kościuszko, a Polish and American general, participant in the American Revolutionary War, Supreme Commander of the Polish National Armed Forces during the Kościuszko Uprising, died in Solothurn, Switzerland on 15 October 1817. To mark this anniversary, the Sejm of the Republic of Poland announced 2017 as the Year of Kościuszko.
Polish diaspora embraces Kosciuszko events
Poland's ambassador in Washington, Piotr Wilczek, on Friday told PAP the country's US-based diaspora welcomed the events of the Year of Kosciuszko, marking the 200th death anniversary of the Polish national hero, who also helped create indpendent America.
Opening of the exhibition "Tadeusz Kościuszko. Price of freedom"
On Friday, at the Lithuanian Seimas, the Ambassador Urszula Doroszewska and Deputy Chairman of the Lithuanian Seimas Irena Šiaulienė opened the exhibition titled "Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Price of freedom".
Kosciuszko Days in Washington DC
On October 14th and 15th the Embassy of Poland in Washington, DC will organize two events promoting the Year of Kosciuszko. We invite everyone to take part in the Kosciuszko Freedom Run and in a special wreath laying ceremony at the Kosciuszko Monument in Lafayette Square next to the White House.
Savannah pays tribute to Polish Revolutionary War heroes
Plaques paying tribute to three Polish-born heroes of the American Revolutionary War, Generals Tadeusz Kosciuszko and Kazimierz Pulaski, and Pulaski's aide Captain Jan Zielinski, were unveiled Tuesday in Savannah, Georgia.
A Forgotten Date
September 17th marked the anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland of 1939. A key date in the chronology of the Second World War – marking as it does the USSR's entry into that conflict in collaboration with Hitler's Germany – it slipped by almost unnoticed outside of Polish-speaking circles. Though Poles earnestly declare “Pamiętamy” - the rest of the world, it seems, has forgotten.
How Żegota scattered the dark
On September 27th 1942, the Provisional Committee to Aid Jews started its operations. The underground organisation was founded by Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wanda Krahelska-Filipowicz.
General Kuklinski at West Point
20 years after the rehabilitation of Ryszard Kuklinski and the revocation of the shameful death sentence imposed on him by the Polish People's Republic in 1984, the General Ryszard Kukliński Museum organised an exhibition in his honour at the West Point Military Academy in the United States.
Kościuszko: an uncomfortable symbol
Professor Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski, Chairholder of the European Civilisation Chair at the College of Europe in Warsaw, tells Poland.pl about the significance of Tadeusz Kościuszko for Poland, Europe and the world.