Paradoxes of the Ładoś Group
The passport operation of the so-called Ładoś Group described by Mordecai Paldiel was characterised by daring, flexibility and a number of paradoxes.
Heroic Poles of the time of war
Polish diplomats made a daring attempt to save thousands of Jews. As a result, at least several hundred people were saved from death.
Overcoming the economic legacy of WW2
Poland is one of those countries that have suffered the greatest losses in the course of the 20th century. 6 million Poles were killed during WW2. As compensation for its Eastern Borderlands, Poland was given the ruined regions of Silesia and Pomerania.
Prof. Wojciech ROSZKOWSKI
September 1939 and the consequences for Poland
The history of twentieth-century Poland is not only difficult, but it is also an uncomfortable topic for the leading countries in the world.
Prof. Piotr GLIŃSKI
Guerra contra la cultura polaca
En los museos y en las colecciones polacos todavía hay lugares vacíos después del saqueo de esa guerra.
Prof. Piotr GLIŃSKI
The war against Polish culture
In Polish museums and collections, there are still empty spots after the plundering which took place during the Second World War.
Silent forest of Katyń
During the war, Poles received no wartime Allied support in explaining the Russian crime against Polish officers.
Poland was betrayed
The West urged Poland to fight, but it did not lift a finger to help.
Une longue année polonaise 1939
L’agression de l’Allemagne nazie contre la Pologne le 1er septembre et celle de l’URSS le 17 septembre signifiaient pour la Pologne « une deuxième apocalypse ».
Sir Antony BEEVOR
Could Europe escape from the Second World War?
Even British prime minister Neville Chamberlain – who was the biggest supporter of the Munich agreement – had no doubts, that war was on the way.
Der Angriff auf Wieluń war ein Kriegsverbrechen und ein Terrorakt
Der Angriff auf Wieluń war ein Kriegsverbrechen und ein Terrorakt.
We are rebuilding the demographic losses of 1939
There is nothing more valuable than people. This is the most valuable resource the state has. After experiencing the demographic catastrophe of the Second World War, we are particularly determined to support families in Poland.
Prof. Zdzisław KRASNODĘBSKI
Ces valeurs si inestimables pour les Polonais
J’entends souvent : « La Pologne n’avait aucune chance, placée entre Hitler et Staline. Mais vous avez au moins sauvé l’honneur. »
Witold Pilecki - an extraordinary Pole
Unlike the Americans and the British, Witold Pilecki put a lot of effort into understanding the Holocaust. He closely observed the tragedy that was taking place in the camp. He was the first man in the world to understand what the Holocaust and Auschwitz really were.
Sir Dermot TURING
Poles brought forward the end of the war
The British and French working on breaking the German cipher actually abandoned their work, believing the task to be impossible. They were amazed to find out how much the Poles had achieved.
The long Polish year of 1939
Polish lands were among the most devastated in Europe after both world wars.
During the war, the Polish ambassador saved the life of the future prime minister of France
An incredible story recently discovered in Swiss archives testifies to the heroism and sacrifice of Poles who saved others during the war.
Witold Pilecki – one of the bravest people in the world
If we are to tell the world about Poland, about us, about our identity, history, and our Polish heroes, then we should not forget this story
Prof. Michał KLEIBER
Este día se paró la ciencia y la educación en Polonia
El ataque de los alemanes a Polonia, el 1 de septiembre de 1939, fue un golpe muy grande para la ciencia y para la educación. El objetivo era las élites y las universidades polacas.
Prof. Richard OVERY
Poland was the first state to stand up to Hitler
Poland was the first state to stand up to Hitler and paid the price in a long and brutal occupation not only by the Germans but by the Soviet invaders who joined the destruction of the Polish state on 17 September 1939.