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WAR AND COMPLETE LIES

SŁAWOMIR BŁAUT

Wieluń is a town onto which the first German bombs fell during the Second World War, and the culprits of the committed crimes there escaped punishment. In the early morning on 1 September 1939, village hosts were arriving for a fair in the small town being still asleep. At 4.40, surprised, heard siren whistle and the whine of arriving planes. It was the first wave of the German attack Luftwaffe – 29 bombers diving. Wieluń became the arena of terrifying scenes. »

MAY CONFRONTATIONS

JAN ŻARYN

Beginning with the year 1945, members of the Polish Labour Party read their party’s instructions carefully, according to which 1 may – the Labour Day – was to symbolize the victory of ‘people’s democracy’, whereas the day of 3 May, despite being officially celebrated, was to be evaluated negatively in propaganda, as religiosity and backwardness. »

CONSTITUTION IN THE SHADOW OF TARGOWICA

SŁAWOMIR BŁAUT

Confederation of Targowica – the symbol of betrayal, the end of dreams about the great work of the Constitution of 3 May. To request of reforms opponents, foreign armies overwhelmed the Polish Republic. It was so 225 years ago under the motto ‘freedom defence’ when there were attempts to maintain privileges, maintain lawlessness, defend self-interest »

GOLGOTHA OF THE EAST

SŁAWOMIR BŁAUT

On 17 September, the anniversary of the invasion of the Soviet Union onto Poland In 1939, we celebrate the World Day of the Siberians. Poles, considered by Stalin, as enemies of a new ideology, experienced gehenna after the IV partition of the Polish Republic »

CZESTOCHOWA 1991, CRACOW 2016

ANNA CICHOBLAZINSKA

Will the Church in Poland experience the event of this type as the VI World Youth Days in Czestochowa in 1991? Two years before there was the first free election and a year before that the Berlin Wall was pulled down. »

MARTYROLOGY OF THE POLISH CLERGY

WOJCIECH WICHNIOWSKI

- Saint martyrs are for us a great example of faith – said archbishop Józef Kowalczyk in the sanctuary of St. Joseph in Kalisz on 29 April 2015, on the 70th anniversary of the concentration camp liberation in Dachau and on the Day of Martyrology of the Polish Clergy »

DACHAU – PRIESTLY GOLGOTHA

FR. MAREK ŁUCZAK

- Let’s pray so that what happened here, would never take place in the future, neither on our Polish land nor anywhere in the world – said archbishop Stanisław Gądecki to participants of the Eucharist celebrated on 29 April 2015 on the area of the former Dachau camp »

THE SECOND WORLD WAR: WHAT IS THE MEMORY ABOUT IT?

ANDRZEJ NOWAK

Let’s recall, on 1 September 2009 on Westerplatte, during the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, Władimir Putin was the guest exposed by the government of Donald Tusk the most. The anniversary visit was preceded by an article paying tribute to the guest, which minister Sikorski had published in the ‘Electoral Newspaper’. »

ABOUT FALSIFYING HISTORY

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

We are outraged with the words of the FBI director James Comey who, in his speech on the occasion of the Remembrance Day about Holocaust, stated that crimes towards Jews during the Second World War are allegedly responsibility of the Germans, Poles and the Hungarians. »

AUSCHWITZ, DACHAU AND RAVENSBRUCK

FR. MAREK ŁUCZAK

Before Europe starts celebrating the May anniversary of the war end, on its map one can notice places in which we are going to reminisce not so much soldiers of those times but prisoners. Not long time ago did we celebrate the anniversary of Auschwitz camp liberation, and with the end of April we celebrate liberation of camps in Dachau and Ravensbruck. »

A QUESTION ABOUT AUSCHWITZ

FR. PIOTR BĄCZEK

Organizers of this year’s celebrations of the camp liberation emphasize that today it is necessary to place in the centre those who were saved. The director of the National Museum Auschwitz dr. Piotr Cywiński emphasizes on an official portal that former prisoners did everything what they could in order to help us realize the fact that the biggest tragedies appear relatively easily. »

AUTUMN SOVIET ‘ORDER’

JAN ŻARYN

In autumn 1944 soviet armies got to the Vistula river, and then, after an unsuccessful landing about 1000 ‘Berlings’ soldiers’ rushing to help uprising Warsaw, stayed on the Praque side of the city till January 1945. »

They overthrew Stalinism during twenty-four hours

Mateusz Wyrwich

‘Today in the early morning hours the Soviet armies started an attack on our capital, wanting to overthrow the legal and democratic government of Hungary. Our armies undertook a fight. »

The Cross of the Polish Seym From Jasna Góra altar of the homeland

Pauline Father Jan Pach OSPPE

The Cross in the Meeting Hall in the Seym of the Polish Republic has been causing opposition among people from the very beginning, who would like to eliminate God from the course of the Polish events and force the majority of Poles to forget that the polish identity is built on the fundament of the Cross and the Gospel of Jesus. »

Editor: Tygodnik Katolicki "Niedziela", ul. 3 Maja 12, 42-200 Czestochowa, Polska
Editor-in-chief: Lidia Dudkiewicz • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl