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Pope John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyła, will be officially declared a saint in the Vatican on 27 April. He will be among the best known saints from Poland, among them St. Adalbert of Prague, St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, St. Faustina Kowalska and St. Andrew Bobola.

John Paul II – the Pope who changed Poland -

Polish, French, British, and US intelligence servicemen celebrated in Warsaw the 75th anniversary of the hand over to the Allies by the Polish intelligence service of a code that broke Enigma, the German encoding machine. The commemoration ceremony was also attended by Home Army veterans and the relatives of persons who helped decode Enigma.

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In June 2013 the European Commission General Directorate for Trade and Enterprise approved funding for an international team, which includes the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, to conduct a project called ‘Liberation Route Europe: Experiencing the diversity and unification of Europe through WWII Cultural Heritage Landscape’.

Exhibition "Routes of Liberation. European Legacies of the Second World War" « Museum of the Second World War

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Polish Government-in-Exile’s relocation to London and the 25th anniversary of the conclusion of its activities, the Polish Embassy in London has initiated a promotional and educational campaign under the title “Republic in Exile / Rzeczpospolita Londyńska”.

/ Rzeczpospolita Londyńska is a promotional and educational campaign initiated by the Polish Embassy in London.

10 years of Poland in EU. Watch video prepared by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland.

10 years of Poland in EU. Watch video prepared by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland.

“When Poland’s prime minister and top diplomat signed the EU accession treaty, little can they have known that the benefits would be this immense, both for Poland and the Union,” writes Poland’s Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski in an article marking the 10th anniversary of Poland’s EU accession, which falls on May 1st.

10 years of Poland in EU – opportunity seized -

April 24 marks the centennial of the birth of Jan Karski, the Pole who gave Western Allies the first eyewitness account of the Holocaust in 1942. On the occasion of the Year of Jan Karski, declared by the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, Polish diplomacy has been telling the international public about the accomplishments of the heroic Home Army emissary.

Jan Karski – the man who wanted to stop the Holocaust -

On 12 March 1999, Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary became full members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. On the occasion of this event’s 15th anniversary, we would like to recall Poland’s path to NATO.

On 12 March Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary became full members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. On the occasion of this event’s anniversary, we would like to recall Poland’s path to NATO.

On February 6th 1989, representatives of the communist regime and the Solidarity opposition movement sat down at the Round Table for the first time to hold talks which initiated and came to symbolize a peaceful transition of power in Poland.

On February representatives of the communist regime and the Solidarity opposition movement sat down at the Round Table for the first time to hold talks which initiated and came to symbolize a peaceful transition of power in Poland.

Today, on 4th of June, Poland celebrates 25 years after the first partially free elections in Poland and the fall of communism.

Today, on of June, Poland celebrates 25 years after the first partially free elections in Poland and the fall of communism.

1 sierpnia 2016 obchodzimy 72. rocznicę wybuchu Powstania Warszawskiego.  #Warsaw #Warszawa #WarsawUprising #PowstanieWarszawskie #godzinaW #WarsawRising

1 sierpnia 2016 obchodzimy 72. rocznicę wybuchu Powstania Warszawskiego. #Warsaw #Warszawa #WarsawUprising #PowstanieWarszawskie #godzinaW #WarsawRising

Autorem książki jest Lechosław Gawlikowski – dziennikarz, publicysta, zastępca dyrektora Rozgłośni Polskiej Radia Wolna Europa w latach 1988-1994, a także archiwista jej zasobów dokumentacyjnych. Odznaczony Krzyżem Oficerskim Orderu Odrodzenia Polski.

Autorem książki jest Lechosław Gawlikowski – dziennikarz, publicysta, zastępca dyrektora Rozgłośni Polskiej Radia Wolna Europa w latach 1988-1994, a także archiwista jej zasobów dokumentacyjnych. Odznaczony Krzyżem Oficerskim Orderu Odrodzenia Polski.

“The story of Jan Karski is an affirmation that the greatness of a individual is measured by his morality. Life is full and it makes sense if it is subordinated to its ethical values. Karski’s deeds places him amongst the greatest heroes of Polish history” /Zbigniew Brzezinski/

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On Nov. 14th, 2013 an exhibition was inaugurated at the CWM commemorating life and legacy of Jan Karski, Polish underground courier, who wanted to make a difference in times of horror, who risked his life trying to stop the Holocaust. The exhibition will last until 29th November.

Jan Karski’s mission for humanity" exhibition at the Canadian War Museum -

Tadeusz Mazowiecki, born on  April 18, 1927 in Płock, passed away this morning, October 28, 2013, in Warsaw.

Tadeusz Mazowiecki, born on April 1927 in Płock, passed away this morning, October in Warsaw.

69th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising is celebrated in Poland on 1st of August.

anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising is celebrated in Poland on of August.