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.
Krakow Women’s Trail. A walking guide to Krakow (Walking time: 3hrs)
It is 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. For our first walk, we take you to Krakow. It is home to Poland’s first grammar school for girls, chemist’s shop run by women, and reading room that only admitted ladies.
9th "Cursed Soldiers" National Remembrance Day
"The war is not over [...]. We will never agree to a different life, except in a fully sovereign, independent and fair Polish State [...]. I give you my last order. Continue your work and activities in the spirit of regaining full independence of the state,” wrote the last commander of the Home Army, General Leopold Okulicki, nom de guerre “Niedźwiadek.” Many of his soldiers listened to their commander and did not lay down arms when World War II ended. They continued their fight for a truly free homeland.
Russian and Soviet graves on Polish soil
Poland is a land that has witnessed many military conflicts. The millions of graves and cemeteries – not only Polish – are reminders of our history’s tragic episodes. Soldiers of many nationalities, British, German and Russian, including one million and three hundred thousand Soviet Army troops were laid to rest in Poland.
Fall in love with Poland and Polish language – an interview with dr Anna Rabczuk
Have you been meaning to start learning Polish but never got round to it? Dr Anna Rabczuk of the Polonicum Centre of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners at the University of Warsaw, author of an online language course, explains why it is worth taking the plunge and what Polish learners are most often up against.
Polish with Ania – an online grammar course
Meet dr Anna Rabczuk from Polonicum Centre of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners at the University of Warsaw and try to improove your Polish with her online grammar course. We promise this time Polish grammar will not bite you!
Just Strong. About Ryszard Kukliński
It's been 15 years since Ryszard Kukliński died. As a colonel of the Polish People’s Army, he began, on his own initiative, cooperation with US intelligence services. In fear of a potential military conflict in Europe, he revealed to Americans tens of thousands secret plans drafted by the Warsaw Pact, including a plan of attack against NATO allies. Shortly before the martial law was declared in Poland, the CIA evacuated Kukliński together with his wife and two sons to the United States due to the threat of unmasking.
How to educate about Auschwitz in the 21st century?
“Auschwitz is a history of extreme dehumanisation. From the very beginning, the world realised that the remains of camps must serve as a dire warning. In order for this warning to be effective, education has to stir people’s imagination of their own responsibility for fighting evil or for passivity”. About the challenges in the education about the Auschwitz history today we talk with Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywiński, Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim.
Palm Houses – tropical warm-up in Poland
No one associates Poland with palm trees, and quite reasonably so. However, Poland boasts many palm houses, which can provide you with warm comfort in wintertime, especially if you are looking for a shelter from wind, sub-zero temperatures or, even worse, melted snow and sleet.
The January Uprising of 1863 was the longest and largest Polish insurrection for independence of the 19th century. It broke another record too - the number of women who fought in its battles exceeded any previous armed struggles. The "Women's War", as the Uprising has been sometimes called, and great trauma it caused, brought enormous suffering, but, on the other hand, in its result, women’s emancipation became one of key questions addressed by the Polish Positivists. An indirect effect of the immense role women played in the Uprising was granting them suffrage shortly after regaining freedom and sovereignty. Polish women were one of the first in Europe to receive voting rights, i.e. as far back as in 1918.
Krakow. European Capital of Gastronomic Culture 2019
For Krakow, 2019 will be the year of tastes, smells and meetings. The capital of Małopolska was chosen as the European Capital of Gastronomic Culture 2019. How about taking this opportunity to taste the food, heritage and atmosphere of Europe’s gastronomic centre?