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Russia’s goal is to take over Germany, predicts Polish historian in interview with French media

A top Polish professor argues that while many Western Europeans think Russia will only attempt to take over Eastern European nations, parts of Western Europe are also in Russia’s crosshairs, including Germany. Polish historian Prof. Andrzej Nowak from Jagiellonian University in Kraków said while speaking to French newspaper Le Figaro that Central Europeans feared that […]
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History Polish Lithuanian-Commonwealth Polishness Sociology Commentary Poland
5M AGOHistory Polish Lithuanian-Commonwealth Polishness Sociology Commentary Poland

Poland: A new study shows many Poles are ashamed to be Polish, but this trend goes back centuries

The belief that Poland is a source of shame, must subordinate itself, and only the Western model is the right one to follow, is not new for Polish society, writes Professor Andrzej Nowak, a historian from Jagiellonian University in Kraków

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Andrzej Duda Andrzej Duda History Ukraine Volhynia massacre News Poland
2 YEARS AGOAndrzej Duda History Ukraine Volhynia massacre News Poland

‘We want truth, not revenge’– Polish president commemorates anniversary of 1943 Volhynia massacre of Poles by Ukrainian nationalists

President Andrzej Duda has appealed for truth to be recognized over the Volhynia massacre and for graves honoring the victims to be erected at which the victims can be remembered with prayers

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Storm over Ukraine Ambassador’s to Germany comments on Poland won’t be forgotten Andrij Melnyk History Stepan Bandera Ukrainie World War II Commentary Poland
2 YEARS AGOAndrij Melnyk History Stepan Bandera Ukrainie World War II Commentary Poland

Poland furious over top Ukrainian diplomat’s comments on WWII massacre

At a time when Russia is committing atrocities in Ukraine, the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany, Andrij Melnyk, condones the crimes of Bandera’s nationalists thereby undermining mutual trust between Poland and Ukraine, writes Jerzy Haszczyński in daily ‘Rzeczpospolita’

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Russia Putin History Peter the Great Politics Russia Vladimir Putin Commentary Poland
2 YEARS AGOHistory Peter the Great Politics Russia Vladimir Putin Commentary Poland

Putin wants to emulate Peter the Great

Putin’s appearance at the exhibition in celebration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great gave him the chance to build the narrative that he, like Peter the Great, is not conquering but recovering territory that is rightfully Russia’s, writes Grzegorz Górny on wPolityce.pl

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Central Europe History Hungary Minorities Poland Politics Trianon Treaty Commentary
3 YEARS AGOCentral Europe History Hungary Minorities Poland Politics Trianon Treaty Commentary

Exclusive: Hungarians still feel the tragedy of WWI treaty till this day, but Central Europe isn’t listening to their concerns, says Polish documentary director

A Polish documentary filmmaker Mariusz Pilis spoke with Remix about his new project exploring the Trianon Treaty, which saw Hungary lose 71% of its territory at the end of WWI, a national tragedy that continues to affect Central Europe

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Andrzej Duda History Independence Day Pandemic Poland News
3 YEARS AGOAndrzej Duda History Independence Day Pandemic Poland News

Polish presidential address: We can overcome the greatest challenges, just as we did 102 years ago

“I’d want us to remember, especially on Independence Day during such a difficult time, that the Polish state is not only institutions, but above all else, us – Polish citizens,” Andrzej Duda declared in his address to the nation.

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Czesław Kiszczak History Lech Wałęsa Poland Round Table 1989 Wojciech Jaruzelski Commentary
5 YEARS AGOCzesław Kiszczak History Lech Wałęsa Poland Round Table 1989 Wojciech Jaruzelski Commentary

Zybertowicz’s rules of liberal democracy a la Third Republic

On the 30th anniversary of The Round Table Talks, presidential advisor professor Andrzej Zybertowicz lists the flaws of the Third Polish Republic (III RP) and its relation to the Round Table Talks.

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Andrzej Duda History Poland Politics Round Table 1989 Sławomir Cenckiewicz Tadeusz Mazowiecki News
5 YEARS AGOAndrzej Duda History Poland Politics Round Table 1989 Sławomir Cenckiewicz Tadeusz Mazowiecki News

Cenckiewicz against Mazowiecki statue

Influential Polish historian and publicist Sławomir Cenckiewicz is against erecting a statue of Tadeusz Mazowiecki, the first post-communist Polish PM. Cenckiewicz also criticized the 1989 Polish Round Table Talks as a “betrayal of the elites.”

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Auschwitz History Holocaust Mateusz Morawiecki Poland Slovakia News
5 YEARS AGOAuschwitz History Holocaust Mateusz Morawiecki Poland Slovakia News

Morawiecki: Germans, not some Nazis committed The Holocaust

“The Holocaust wasn’t committed by some Nazis, but by Hitler’s Germany; the Third Reich is responsible for the Holocaust,” PM Mateusz Morawiecki said during a ceremony commemorating the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The PM criticized attempts to revise the truth and claimed Poland will always stand as a guardian of truth.

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History Jan Olszewski Lech Wałęsa Poland Politics Russia Vladimir Putin Commentary
5 YEARS AGOHistory Jan Olszewski Lech Wałęsa Poland Politics Russia Vladimir Putin Commentary

Former Polish PM is not surprised by Wałęsa’s praise of Putin

In the light of Lech Wałęsa’s recent praise of Vladimir Putin’s policies, former Polish PM Jan Olszewski claims that Wałęsa’s sympathies towards Russia are nothing new. “Lech Wałęsa as President did everything to hinder Poland’s entry into NATO and integration with the West,” said Olszewski in an interview with “Do Rzeczy”.

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Archives Communism Czesław Kiszczak History Lech Wałęsa Poland Wiktor Świetlik Commentary
5 YEARS AGOArchives Communism Czesław Kiszczak History Lech Wałęsa Poland Wiktor Świetlik Commentary

Kiszczak’s archive sold to Americans

Multiple documents from the head of Poland’s communist police and special services archive have been sold to the US Hoover Institution Library & Archives in Stanford. Polish Radio journalist Wiktor Świetlik explains how these documents relate to Poland’s post-communist heritage.

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Germany History Karol Tendera Poland WW2 Zbigniew Radłowski News
5 YEARS AGOGermany History Karol Tendera Poland WW2 Zbigniew Radłowski News

95-year-old Polish war veteran vs. Germany’s ZDF

A court in Kraków will return to a case brought by a Polish veteran against the ZDF TV channel and the producers of controversial TV series “Our mothers, our fathers” for its portrayal of Poles. The 95-year-old veteran of the Home Army (AK), captain Zbigniew Radłowski who has brought the case will attend the court hearing.

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Czesław Kiszczak History Martial law Poland Wojciech Jaruzelski News
5 YEARS AGOCzesław Kiszczak History Martial law Poland Wojciech Jaruzelski News

Martial law: killers unpunished

Poland’s peaceful Solidarity movement was crushed by tanks in 1981 with 100 dead, 10,000 in prison, thousands forced to emigrate and the economy in tatters. But its architects, General Wojciech Jaruzelski and General Czesław Kiszczak have not been held to account for waging war on the nation.

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Donal Tusk History Lech Wałęsa Mateusz Morawiecki Poland Politics Viktor Orbán News
6 YEARS AGODonal Tusk History Lech Wałęsa Mateusz Morawiecki Poland Politics Viktor Orbán News

Wałęsa’s birthday wishes missing important signatures

A liberal crowd, including EU President Donald Tusk, attended Lech Wałęsa’s 75th birthday. Tusk’s gift to Wałęsa, birthday wishes signed by leaders of 26 EU states, was missing the signatures of Mateusz Morawiecki and apparently Viktor Orban.

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History judiciary Karol Tondera Poland Commentary
6 YEARS AGOHistory judiciary Karol Tondera Poland Commentary

Scandalous verdict of German federal court

The German Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe defends the usage of the term “Polish Death Camps” as freedom of speech. It also determined that German tv station ZDF does not need to acknowledge the verdicts of Polish courts. Tomasz Pietryga explains how this verdict is against EU laws and is an odd extension of freedom of speech.

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