Tuesday September 3, 2019 12:48 PM Let us never forget that reconciliation is far preferable to fighting. The Issue: World leaders gather to mark the 1939 event that sparked a global conflict. Our Opinion: Let us never forget that reconciliation is far preferable to fighting. This week marks the 80th anniversary of the 1939 German invasion of Poland, the event that marked the beginning of World War II. It's an occasion that must remain strong in the world's collective memory, even as we slowly lose the people who can speak of it from firsthand experience. Within days of the Sept. 1 invasion, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada declared war on Germany. The coming years would see more nations invaded and more countries involved in an escalating global conflict. By the time the war ended about six years later, it had claimed the lives of about 80 million people. For Poland, however, memories of the invasion are about far more than its … [Read more...] about Editorial: Keep learning from tragedy of World War II
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Sunday September 1, 2019 03:08 PM The speaker of Germany's parliament is giving his support to a push to build a memorial in Berlin to the Polish victims of Nazi Germany Written by The Associated Press WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin wasn't invited to attend ceremonies for the 80th anniversary of the day World War II started in Poland. But his Foreign Ministry tried to make sure the Soviet Union's role in ending the war got acknowledged at least. The ministry tweeted on Sunday: "One may have varying opinions on Soviet policy during the initial period of World War II, but it is impossible to deny the fact that it was the Soviet Union that routed Nazism, liberated Europe and saved European democracy." The appeal for historical accuracy appeared on Twitter as other world leaders attended the events in Warsaw where Putin's presence wasn't requested. Russia's … [Read more...] about The Latest: Russia tweets reminder of Soviet role in WWII
President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Polish President Andrzej Duda, and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda watch a flyover of a F-35 Lightning II jet at the White House, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON — It’s not quite “Fort Trump,” as Polish President Andrzej Duda suggested somewhat in jest last September when he proposed permanent U.S. military bases in his country, but President Donald Trump did announce the United States would send another 1,000 troops to Poland. Duda’s second visit to the Trump White House was another lovefest, which included a joint press conference in the Rose Garden that provided an opportunity for Trump to praise a media-bashing foreign leader and bash a less favored ally, Germany. Trump recalled his July 2017 visit to Warsaw’s Krashinski Square where he delivered an impassioned speech, which he claimed others said “was the best speech ever made by president in … [Read more...] about President Trump announces 1,000 more US troops to Poland
Poland's ruling party lawmaker Arkadiusz Mularczyk talks to The Associated Press in the parliament building in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, about a report that assesses Poland's World War II losses and that, he says, will be given to German government. Contrary to Germany claims, Mularczyk says there are no documents or records suggesting that Poles has ever renounced its right to seek reparations from Berlin.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)Poland's ruling party lawmaker Arkadiusz Mularczyk talks to The Associated Press in the parliament building in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, about a report that assesses Poland's World War II losses and that, he says, will be given to German government. Contrary to Germany claims, Mularczyk says there are no documents or records suggesting that Poles has ever renounced its right to seek reparations from Berlin.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)Poland's ruling party lawmaker Arkadiusz Mularczyk talks to The Associated Press in the … [Read more...] about Official: Poland entitled to seek WWII reparations from Germany
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by On Architecture Long derided as relics of an oppressive regime, the country’s Communist-era buildings are being given a second look, and a new life. ByAkash Kapur Oct. 10, 2018 THE BUILDING SITS there like an abandoned ship. Broad, squat and jarring, the Unitra Telpod, a former electronic equipment factory in the Polish city of Krakow, is a depressing sight. Less than two decades ago, the building hummed with activity, and its rectilinear facade, all concrete and glass and steel, dominated the landscape, imposing itself on Krakow’s far more elegant medieval core. Now the offices are closed, shattered glass litters a dusty courtyard and the steel is rusted. It still retains a certain dignity, even majesty, but of a distinctly faded sort. The Telpod was one of thousands of buildings built in … [Read more...] about Can Poland’s Faded Brutalist Architecture Be Redeemed?