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100 exhibits in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Independence
Polish philatelists joined the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence. In cooperation with the Institute of National Remembrance and the Polish Post, the Warsaw branch of the Polish Philatelic Association has prepared an international philatelic exhibition titled "100 exhibits for the 100th anniversary of independence."
227th Anniversary of the 3 May Constitution
The 3 May Constitution of 1791 was 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.
Archaeologists: We have proof of Roman legions’ presence in Poland
Roman soldiers traversed the territory of Kujawy region two thousand years ago. This is corroborated by the discovery of fragments of legionary riding equipment and uniforms, many of which have never been found outside the Roman Empire before, says Professor Bartosz Kontny.
The film presents the most beautiful places in Poland from the Tatra Mountains to the Baltic Sea, including national parks, big and small cities, Masurian lakes as well as sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List such as the Royal Salt Mine in Wieliczka, wooden tserkvas of the Carpathian Region, the historic centre of Warsaw and the Old City of Zamość.
Bucharest honours the father of Polish independence
In 2018, Poland celebrates the centenary of regaining its independence. To mark this occasion, the Polish Institute in Bucharest has joined forces with the Museum of the City of Bucharest to organise the "Józef Piłsudski. A Polish & European Statesman" exhibition. It was opened by the Speaker of the Polish Senate Stanisław Karczewski.
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, Kharkov, Kalinin (Tver) and also other Polish prisoners (soldiers and civilians), which took place in the spring of 1940 in different places of the Soviet Ukraine and Belarus republics based on the decision of the Soviet authorities.
The Lipka Forest District in north-western Poland looks is home to one of the few osprey nests. New online transmission feeds made available by the State Forests has made it possible for us to track the life of a bird family. This is worth doing especially now, because the female osprey lays eggs at the turn of April and May. After five weeks baby birds hatch from the eggs. At this moment, two birds in the RoSzponka and Szuwarek nests are expecting hatchlings.
Museums pays tribute to Polish Battle of Britain pilots
A museum highlighting the role of Polish pilots in the Battle of Britain during World War has opened near Częstochowa.
Polish, Israeli presidents to join March of the Living
The presidents of Poland and Israel were on Thursday expected to join the annual March of the Living at the former German Nazi Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in southern Poland.
Roman Dmowski – one of the fathers of independent Poland
Presenting the most important ideological assumptions of Polish nationalism in “Thoughts of a Modern Pole" published in 1903, Roman Dmowski wrote: "I am Polish ... not only because I speak Polish, and because others who speak the same language are spiritually closer to me and more understandable to me, because some of my personal matters connect me more closely with them than with strangers, but also because that apart from the sphere of personal and individual life, I know the collective life of the nation, of which I am a part, and because apart from my personal interests and interests I know national issues, the interests of Poland as a whole, the highest interests for which we must sacrifice what we cannot sacrifice for personal matters. I am Polish – this means that I belong to the Polish nation throughout its entire territory and throughout its entire existence. [...] Everything that is Polish is mine: I cannot give up anything, I am allowed to be proud of what is great in Poland but I must accept also the humiliation that falls on the nation for the negative elements in it."
New entries to the Memory of the World Register
Two extremely valuable documentary groups have been added to the Memory of the World Register: Documents of Polish radio intelligence from the period of the Battle of Warsaw in 1920 stored in the Central Military Archives and Jürgen Stroop’s report titled "The Jewish residential district in Warsaw no longer exists" kept in the archives of the Institute of National Remembrance.
Wojciech Korfanty monument to be built in Warsaw
A monument honouring Wojciech Korfanty will be erected at the intersection of Ujazdowskie Avenue and Agricola Street in Warsaw. An agreement on its construction was signed by Warsaw authorities and Dawid Kostempski, the president of Świętochłowice, a representative of the local governments of Silesian cities, who spearheaded the initiative to create the monument.