Maria Kwaśniewska was born on August 15th, 1913 in Łódź. Javelin throw athlete she won the bronze medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. During the medal ceremony the protocol obliged to give the nazi’s salute. Despite the fact the Polish diplomats tried to persuade her to respect the protocol, in total contradiction with her ethics, she refused… Continue reading Maria Kwaśniewska the Polish 1936 Berlin Olympics Medalist was born on this day 107 years ago – she refused to give the nazi salute and helped Polish and Jewish people during WWII.
From August 5th to 8th, 40 000 to 50 000 civilians and insurgents were killed in the Wola district of Warsaw by the Wehrmacht during the Warsaw Uprising. Other massacres took place at the same… Continue reading Warsaw Uprising 76th Anniversary – August 5th to 7th – The Wola massacre – 40 to 50 000 people were killed.
Like every year, Varsovians gathered in several parts of the capital to celebrate the heroes of the uprising. The two main points are the Rondo Dmowskiego next to the Palace of Culture and Science and the Rotunda and the Vistula. On the Rondo Dmowskiego thousands of people and a group of bikers gathered with flags and red flares. At 17h… Continue reading Today, Warsaw celebrated the 76th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.
Tomorrow is an important day for Varsovians. At 17h, the 76th Anniversary of the Godzina W “‘W’ Hour” will be celebrated… Continue reading Warsaw Uprising 76th Anniversary – At 17h, today, the capital will stop 1 minute to remember the heroes.
This Saturday, August 1st, is an important day for Varsovians. At 17h, the 76th Anniversary of the Godzina W “‘W’ Hour” will be celebrated… Continue reading Warsaw Uprising 76th Anniversary – 17h, Saturday, the capital will stop 1 minute to remember the heroes.