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Pain and remembrance of Katyn

Katarzyna Woynarowska

At Jasna Gora there was a meeting of people for whom the words ‘Katyn’, ‘Miednoje’, ‘Ostashkov’, ‘Kozielsk’ are not only names from books on history, which average Pole having secondary education should know but some painful reality, which demands the truth despite of the lapse of time. »

Katyn keys

Mateusz Wyrwich

Two criminals, the leaders of Germany and Russia – then USSR – signed the pact concerning the extermination of the Polish nation in 1939. Germany was symbolically judged during the Nuremberg Trials and Russia, the successor of the Soviets, has not been judged yet. »

The lie about the Katyn massacre remains

Anna Cichoblazinska talks to Stanislaw M. Jankowski, the author of the book about the Katyn massacre.

Whole generations of Polish people have grown without any access to the information about the massacre and the possibility to publicise it. »

Katyn – the families have remained

Mateusz Wyrwich

Several dozen thousand family members of the victims have remained: families of mothers, wives, brothers and sisters. Through years they were persecuted by the services of the Polish People’s Republic. »

My testimony about the year 1956

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

On 26 August 1956, together with some one million pilgrims, I was in the commons at the foot of the Jasna Gora hill to participate in an extraordinary event, which was the Vows of Jasna Gora made by the Polish society to Our Lady. »

Underground state

Mateusz Wyrwich

In 2009 we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the origin of the Polish Underground State. So far this organisation has been unique in the world. No other state has functioned in such a form yet. The activities of the Polish Underground State ended in 1945. After the Soviets had entered the territory of Poland many representatives of the Polish Underground State were arrested. »

Silent night in the trenches

Aleksandra Polewska

Recently one of the British antique auctions has sold a certain letter. Its author was an ordinary English soldier called Tom. The addressee was his sister Janet, living in London. »

‘Katyn… save from oblivion’

Izabela Tyras

On 28 September – 4 October 2009 almost 40 pupils and teachers from Czestochowa and Tychy made a pilgrimage to Katyn and other places of the massacre in the inhuman land. »

Katyn as a crime of genocide

Czeslaw Ryszka

The MPs reached agreement concerning the bill on the 70th anniversary of 17 September 1939. The draft, accepted by all parliamentary groups, confirms that the massacre in Katyn was a war crime that ‘has the characteristic of genocide’. »

History and memory concerning 1 September 1939

Andrzej Chwalba

Almost three generations separate us from the outbreak of World War II. It seems that it was a very long time ago, the more that the number of those who remember the war is decreasing. »

Victory of the defeated

Andrzej Tarwid

The insurgents fought for independent Poland. Those who cared for the remembrance of the Warsaw Uprising for dozens of years understood that very well although the significance and sense of the Warsaw Uprising were undermined by the communist propaganda. »

The bleeding land of Volhynia

Anna Cichobłazinska talks to Ewa Siemaszko, the author of the publication about the massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia conducted by the Ukrainian nationalists.

International Day of Memory about Katyn Genocide Victims

Slawomir Blaut

In 2007 the Polish Parliament passed a resolution to celebrate the International Day of Memory about Katyn Genocide Victims on 13th April. This year the celebrations were moved to Good Friday on 10th April. »

Exhumation in the 65th anniversary of the tragedy at Gibraltar

Slawomir Blaut

Currently, there is a chance to explain the true circumstances of the death of General Wladyslaw Sikorski, who was killed in the mysterious airplane crash at Gibraltar on 4 July 1943. »

325th anniversary of the battle of Vienna

Slawomir Blaut

King John III Sobieski, commanding the Polish-Austrian-German forces, won a magnificent victory over the Turks at Vienna on 12 September 1683. »

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