Tag: Pilsudski

Episode 15. Poland Betrayed (I)

The truth about the roots of the German-Polish conflict that led to World War II has always been carefully concealed. In order to gloss over the Western powers’ distasteful political agenda, the myth was first circulated that Hitler was crazy, possessed by a mania to take over the world, and […]

What is lost in Poles’ memories?

A few days ago Polish President Bronisław Komorowski proposed a Victory Day parade on May 8 in Westerplatte – a section of Gdansk where World War II began on Sept. 1, 1939. He was supported by Poland’s foreign minister, Grzegorz Schetyna, speaking on Radio RMF. Responding to the host’s question […]

Poland and Ukraine: history of break-downs

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine and unseemly role of Poland in its instigation and development makes us take another look at the historical context of the Polish-Ukrainian relations. We will focus on dramatic repressions of the Ukrainian minorities in Eastern Poland in 1921-1939 at the territories annexed by Jozef Piłsudski’s government […]