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2019-08-19 NEWS
Henryk Gruber's Archive Transferred to Polish History Museum
A Polish Legions military service book, documents signed by, inter alia, Józef Piłsudski and a Virtuti Militari order holder’s attestation feature among Henryk Gruber’s archival items donated by his family to the Polish History Museum.
2019-06-28 ARTICLES
Poznań, June 1956
On 28 and 29 June 1956, workers’ protests broke out in Poznań, and subsequently turned into street fighting. The army was deployed by the Communist authorities to crush the unrest. At least 79 lives were lost as a result, and more than 600 people were wounded.
2019-06-11 NEWS
Expert Debates on Contemporary Writing about the History of East-Central Europe
The Polish History Museum is hosting expert debates held in the context of the 17th edition of a conference/scientific seminar entitled ‘Recovering Forgotten History. The Image of East-Central Europe in English-Language Academic and Text Books’.
2019-06-04 ARTICLES
We Should Celebrate 4 June. An Interview with Prof. Wojciech Roszkowski
2019-06-03 NEWS
2018 Edition of the Historical Event of the Year: And the Winners Are...
The temporary exhibition Karol Śliwka: Polish Design and Polish Designers, the Borderlands Heritage Festival and the publication A Book Open to the World are the Historical Events of the Year 2018! These are the projects winning among the Internet users participating in a survey launched by the Polish History Museum in cooperation with the historia.org.pl. portal. A festive gala where the prizes were awarded took place at the Palace of the Commonwealth in Warsaw on 3 June 2019.
2019-06-02 ARTICLES
Nine Days That Changed the World
Early June marks the fortieth anniversary of St John Paul II’s first pilgrimage to Poland. In his book Witness to Hope, the main biographer of the Polish pope the American George Weigel called the visit of the Holy Father to his fatherland using the words quoted above in the title. It was an obvious reference to a famous work by another American, the communist John Reed who in 1919 published a propaganda piece and an apology for the communist revolution under a similar title, Ten Days That Shook the World.
2019-05-28 NEWS
General Maczek Museum to Be Built
27 May 2019 marks the symbolic start of the construction of a Museum and Memorial commemorating General Stanisław Maczek in the Dutch city of Breda. The opening of the facility co-authored by the Polish History Museum is scheduled for 2020.
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