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Planes in the sky, Polish troops on parade on Armed Forces Day
Some 100 aeroplanes and helicopters, 1,500 troops and dozens of military vehicles took part in an annual parade in Warsaw as Poland marked Armed Forces Day.
Polish pottery plant makes tableware for... CIA!
Renowned Polish pottery maker Bolesławiec has designed and produced a limited edition of custom-made tableware for the CIA.
The top 5 things to do in Poland in the last two weeks of the summer
We are now more than half way through the summer holidays. But do not worry! August is one of the most beautiful months in Poland. And there are still many surprises waiting for you across the country. Have a look at what is worth seeing, whom to listen to, what to experience in order to make this year’s summer break truly unforgettable.
Passports to life
"Aleksander Ładoś took the risk of saving people. Ładoś decided that he would not hide behind diplomatic custom and that he would become a document counterfeiter". About Aleksander Ładoś – a Polish diplomat and a leader of a secret action by the Polish diplomats and Jewish organizations who helped save several hundred Jews – we talk with his successor Jakub Kumoch, the Polish ambassador to Switzerland.
Polish diplomats who saved Jews from the Holocaust
After nearly 75 years and following more than one year of negotiations, Poland reacquired the so-called Eiss Archive, one of the largest collections documenting rescue operations of endangered Jews by the Polish diplomatic corps. The acquisition was announced jointly by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Bern, the Ministry of Culture & National Heritage and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum.
Summer encourages us to spend every free moment in the bosom of nature. Regardless of whether you are on the Baltic coast, in Mazury, in the Bieszczady Mountains or in any other part of the world, you can organise a picnic in true Polish style. Below we have selected recipes for Polish dishes that you can prepare and take with you anywhere you go. They come from the book which is a real invitation to a journey through the Polish culinary paths... The link to the book you will find below.
The Warsaw Rising embodied the desire to stand up for what they believed in
“We must acknowledge that we - in 2018 - have an objectivity and sense of perspective that those making the decision in 1944 simply did not and could not enjoy.” On the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the Warsaw Rising, we propose you an interview with Professor ROGER MOORHOUSE – historian and author specialising in modern German and Central European history, with particular interest in Nazi Germany and the World War in Europe.
The 6th Football World Cup of Children from Care Homes
The 6th Football World Cup of Children from Care Homes takes place this weekend in Warsaw. It is the biggest in the world tournament for pupils of care facilities. Once again young football players from 28 countries will enter the pitch of Legia Warsaw Stadium. They will be supported not only by thousands of residents of Warsaw, but also by football stars, actors and youtubers, who will face each others in the Match of the Stars: TV vs. Internet.
Scouts of Independence
To celebrate the centenary of both Poland regaining its independence and the great unification of Romania, almost 100 young people from both countries learned about the history and culture of their countries during the "Scouts of Independence” educational programme. The initiative took place in the north of Romania - in Maramureș and Bukovina - over two weeks in July, on the initiative of the Polish Institute in Bucharest. Approximately forty young representatives from the Polish minority also took part in the scouting activities.
Poland and Sudan – an archaeological symbiosis
Poland and Sudan have a largely unknown yet rich tradition of partnership in the field of archaeology. Ever since Kazimierz Michałowski answered UNESCO’s call, Sudanese and Polish archaeologists have been unceasing in their efforts to map, excavate, and preserve the ancient heritage of this African land. Their scientific cooperation has been both recognised and formalised by institutions in both countries. Their partnership is a hallmark of reliability and trust in the field of archaeology.
Warsaw street art can be founded in almost each district of Polish capital, but usually it is a bit hidden from most common tourist routes. However, it is worth a try to look for it.
Fair Play. Polish Aid Through Sport
George Weah – Africa’s only Ballon d'Or winner and currently the president of Liberia – began his career in the slums of Monrovia, where as a young boy he played football for the Invincible Eleven. His story shows how sport can change the lives of people from marginalised backgrounds. Poland develops sports projects to improve their quality of life as part of its development assistance in many countries around the world. The goal is to support individuals, as well as entire communities.