Polish Experience

On September 20, 1939, in the battle of Grodno, Tadzio Jasiński died from injuries, tied by the Soviets to the tank as a living shield.

“The deadly machine rolls forward toward me but I filter everything around me out go straight at it. A terrifying screech … The tank stands right in front of me. A crucified child, a boy, on the front surface of the tank. Blood from his wounds trickles down the iron. With Danka, we begin to […]

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Polish Experience

Soviet Extermination of the Polish People 1939 (Video)

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Polish Experience

Soviet Invasion of Poland, September 17, 1939. Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany cooperation. (Video)

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Restitutions/Reparations

Property Restitution, the Holocaust Industry, and Poland: 75 Books Reviewed by Jan Peczkis

Understanding the Tactics of the Holocaust Industry [This Page] Two Can Play the Game: Polish Restitution Counterclaims Against Jews [p. 79] Post-Jewish Properties: Owners Have Changed Many Times! [p. 92] Not Poland: Nazi Germany and USSR Each a Nation of Thieves [p. 96] Looting, Grave Robbery Are Common War-Related Behaviors, Not Polish Villainy to Jews […]

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Current Developments

1939.eu – We Tell the Story of Poland

The biggest, most influential newspapers around the globe received additional covers for their weekend issues released on 30th August – 1st September 2019. They were given the covers of their newspapers from September 1939. We the tell story of Poland to the world once again. Next to the commemoration of the covers from 1939, we […]

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Other

Institution of National Remembrance

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Recommended Books

First To Fight – Roger Moorhouse

Drawing for the first time on Polish, German and Soviet sources, First to Fight is the definitive history of the German invasion of Poland, which opened the war in September 1939. Roger Moorhouse provides a dramatic narrative of military events, brought to life by a select cast of generals and politicians, soldiers and civilians from […]

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Polish Experience

80 Years After Germany’s Invasion Of Poland, A Look At World War II’s Toll On The Country

On Sept. 1, 1939, at around 4:48 a.m., an aged German battleship opened fire on a Polish port outside the northern city of Danzig. Strategic bridges were hit at the same time, and air raids began shortly after. Then, German troops poured over the border. “Poland was the next item on Hitler’s menu after the […]

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Polish Experience

No Nazi Salute

Polish athlete Maria Kwaśniewska refused to give the Nazi salute when receiving a medal during the 1936 Berlin Olympics. During World War II she was active in the anti-Nazi underground, and helped Polish and Jewish homeless and starved people.

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Polish/Jewish Relations

The Priests Who Gave Their Lives to Save Jews

Friendships between priests and Jews in Poland was something natural. That’s why approximately one thousand priests in Poland were involved in the rescue of many Jews during the Holocaust. Some gave their lives, saving their brothers in the spirit of Moses. Priests were one of the most persecuted social groups during World War II. In […]

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