History - World War II

Polish Culture
selection of websites devoted to World War II and Poland

Generation of Columbuses star
Christopher Columbus strived for discovery of new lands and excitement it gave. Polish generation of youth, called after him, did not choose the discovery they were condemned to. And yet they were to discover their boundaries or the lack of their boundaries in sacrifice they would offer.

Monte Cassino, Polish pride in Italy star
When visiting Italy many Poles do not forget about Monte Cassino and Polish cemetery that is located on the hill. It reminds of the battle that took place there and input of Polish troops in regaining the power by allies over the city of Rome.

Poland and WW II - seen via postal stamps star
Very interesting website! The history of WW II seen through the postal stamps.

Volyn tragedy of 1943 star
World War II was for Poland not only Nazi occupation but also the need to face pre-war conflicts over the shape of its borders. Nations that used to live within one homeland, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, started to fight for their independent existence.

Warsaw Uprising of 1944 star
One of the most important events for Poles within the WW II is the Uprising. It was the expression of hopes and dignity, however, it brought mass casualties and great loss to Polish capital and its heritage.

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