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LENINO is a large village in Belarus. On October 12, 1943 a major battle took place to the north of the village, later to be known by the name of battle of Lenino, even though the village itself was not targeted by any of the sides. In 1989 a Polish War Cemetery was created.

LENINO is a large village in Belarus. On October 12, 1943 a major battle took place to the north of the village, later to be known by the name of battle of Lenino, even though the village itself was not targeted by any of the sides. In 1989 a Polish War Cemetery was created.

POWSTANIE STYCZNIOWE. The January Uprising (Lithuanian: 1863 m. sukilimas, Belarusian: Паўстанне 1863-1864 гадоў) was an uprising in the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (present-day Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Latvia, parts of Ukraine, western Russia) against the Russian Empire. It began January 22, 1863, and lasted until the last insurgents were captured in 1865.

Memorial to the January Uprising of 1863 after which (according to family legend) my great-great-great grandfather was forced to leave Poland

All Saints’ Day is a festival which has been celebrated in Poland and the rest of the Catholic world for many centuries. All Saints Day is a national holiday, and a day when people all over Poland visit the graves of loved ones and to place candles and flowers on graves. The special candles, which can burn for many hours, are placed there so that departed souls can find their way through the darkness. Cemeteries are lit by many hundreds of these candles and at night the cemeteries can often…

zaduszki Who knew that my love of All Souls was actually an ancestral pull! Imagine a Polish Dia de los Muertos!

Polish Greatness (Blog): Polish Victims of the Holocaust

Polish Victims of the Holocaust

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Bussgang World War II Veteran Polish Army Natick Veterans Oral History Project

Obłęd 44

Obłęd 44

Hanna Szczepanowska. Fot. PAP/L. Wróblewski

Hanna Szczepanowska. Fot. PAP/L. Wróblewski

Polska-Znaczki

Poland was one of the countries overrun by Nazi Germany. The country was recognized by the United States who issued this stamp in 1943 in Poland's honor.

fot. wikimedia commons/Zbigniew Wawer, Wojsko Polskie w Wielkiej Brytanii 1940-1947, Warszawa 1992

anniversary of Breda's liberation; Polish "black devils" = brigade led by gen. Maczek, had liberated Dutch town Breda; who is remember that? wikimedia commons/Zbigniew Wawer, Wojsko Polskie w Wielkiej Brytanii Warszawa 1992

Polish cemeteries are unique.  There is usually such a rich variety of graves' styles and care for the graves by alive family members anywhere else in the world.In Poland, people travel from all over the country to visit the graves of their dearly departed. They place candles and flowers on graves of ancestors and friends, favorite teachers, even on lonely graves that no one visits.

Polish Cemeteries - History, Styles and Regional Differences - Polish Culture

Przedwojenne protesty przeciwko niemieckiemu nazizmowi w Polsce | Strefa Historii

Przedwojenne protesty przeciwko niemieckiemu nazizmowi w Polsce | Strefa Historii

In Polen beginnen mensen al op 24 december met Kerstvieren met een feestelijk diner in de avond. Het aantal gerechten is traditioneel 12. De meest typische zijn:   bietensoup (barszcz) gebakke…

Kersttradities in Polen

In Polen beginnen mensen al op 24 december met Kerstvieren met een feestelijk diner in de avond. Het aantal gerechten is traditioneel 12. De meest typische zijn: bietensoup (barszcz) gebakke…

Kundgebung in Danzig am Jahrestag derEingliederung in das Deutsche Reich.

Kundgebung in Danzig am Jahrestag derEingliederung in das Deutsche Reich.

1935.05.18 - Pogrzeb marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego w Krakowie, Kraków - 1935 rok, stare zdjęcia

1935.05.18 - Pogrzeb marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego w Krakowie, Kraków - 1935 rok, stare zdjęcia

1935.05.18 - Pogrzeb marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego w Krakowie, Kraków - 1935 rok, stare zdjęcia

1935.05.18 - Pogrzeb marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego w Krakowie, Kraków - 1935 rok, stare zdjęcia

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