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11 November 2017

99th anniversary of regaining independence

After 123 years of occupation by Russia, Prussia and Austria-Hungary, on November 11th 1918, Poland regained its independence and the streets of Polish cities were swept by a euphoric mood. On that day, Germany signed a ceasefire ending the First...

07 November 2017

150 years ago Maria Skłodowska-Curie was born

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood”. That was the opinion of the two-times Nobel prize laureate Maria Skłodowska-Curie, who was born 150 years ago (November 7, 1867) in Warsaw. Her childhood years were marred by the...

06 November 2017

71 year ago Poland became a member of UNESCO

On November 6, 1946 Poland became a member of UNESCO. In July of this year the 41st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee took place in Kraków and was opened by the President of Poland Andrzej Duda.   Currently the list of UNESCO...

01 November 2017

All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day is celebrated solemnly in Poland. The first of November is a bank holiday during which people visit cemeteries and gather round their family graves, laying flowers and lighting candles. The Roman Catholic tradition (Festum...

15 October 2017

Around the World with Tadeusz Kościuszko – Interactive Map

Two hundred years after the death of Tadeusz Kościuszko, embark on a virtual trip in his footsteps. Follow along and find  traces of Kościuszko around the world. During his lifetime, Kościuszko travelled across two continents and...

14 October 2017

#Kosciuszko200

2017 Year of Kosciuszko. The Sejm of the Republic of Poland announced 2017 the Year of Kościuszko to mark the death bicentenary of the Polish and American hero. The anniversary has a patronage of UNESCO....

13 October 2017

200th Anniversary of Death of Tadeusz Kościuszko

Tadeusz Kościuszko , a Polish and American general who fought in the American Revolutionary War and was the Supreme Commander of the Polish National Armed Forces during the Polish popular uprising, died on October 15, 1817 in Solothurn, Switzerland....

03 October 2017

Gen. Sosabowski honoured in Poland

A bust of Gen. Stanisław Sosabowski, the founder and commander of the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade has been unveiled in the Warsaw district of Żoliborz. The unveiling of the bust in honour of one of the greatest Allied heroes of...

20 September 2017

BRIEF HISTORY OF POLAND 1939 – 1989

A fifty-year span might seem to be a short period in the history of a state or a nation, but on the other hand, this might be a period when everything, including the political system, territory, and developmental pace of a state changes. The Institute...

19 September 2017

Granting of the Antonina and Jan Żabiński Award

"This scale of assistance was not seen anywhere else in German-occupied Europe," Deputy Minister Jan Dziedziczak said at the award ceremony named after Jan Żabiński and his wife Antonina.   FOT. PAP/MARCIN KMIECIŃSKI   The...

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