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He was fighting alone for Polish affairs

Jozef Szaniawski

Colonel Kuklinski served Poland’s freedom and independence. He used a stratagem against the age-long Poland’s enemy. He managed to get the top secret strategic plans of Soviet Russia’s aggression against Western Europe and the NATO countries. »

The biggest battle of the Polish Middle Ages

Slawomir Blaut

The battle of Grunwald, as every heroic achievement in the nation’s history, has became a legend with time. Legend that is certified by facts. »

Fr Popieluszko visited ‘Niedziela’

Lidia Dudkiewicz

During the last months of his life Fr Jerzy Popieluszko received anonymous letters, ‘You will hang on the cross’, ‘You will become national hero number 2 – after Przemyk.’ »

I knew Fr Jerzy

Fr Ireneusz Skubis talks to Joanna Grzybowska, who was involved in the pastoral ministry conducted by Fr Jerzy Popieluszko.

When I met Fr Jerzy Popieluszko I was in the third form of grammar school. The grammar schools in Warsaw wanted to have crosses on the walls of their classrooms. »

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. »

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Editor-in-chief: Fr Jaroslaw Grabowski • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl