Publications

Estonian people fought for their independence from the Russian Empire, from 1917 to 1920. The most significant day was February 24th, 1918, on which Estonia declared statehood, which is commemorated as a national holiday. Independence Day  is a national holiday in Estonia marking the anniversary of the Estonian Declaration of Independence in 1918. Red terror In […]

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Rittmeister Witold Pilecki, a Polish Army officer and intelligence agent during WWII, the author of “Witold’s Report”, the first comprehensive Allied intelligence report on Auschwitz concentration camp and the Holocaust. General Emil Fieldorf “Nil”, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armia Krajowa (“Home Army”). Bolesław Kontrym, a Polish Army officer, a Home Army soldier, participant in the […]

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  Seventy-four years ago at a prison in Kurkowa Street in Gdańsk, the late father Marian Prusak, a parish priest been residing in Gdańsk in those days, gave Last Rites to merely seventeen year old Danuta Siedzikówna aka “Inka”, and the forty two year old Feliks Selmanowicz aka “Zagończyk”, soldiers from Major Zygmunt Szendzielarz “Lupaszka’s” […]

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History The Act of Reinstating Independence of Lithuania or Act of February 16 was signed by the Council of Lithuania on February 16, 1918, proclaiming the restoration of an independent State of Lithuania. The Council was chaired by Jonas Basanavičius. The Act formulated the basic constitutional principles that still apply in Lithuania. The Act itself […]

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Events in Timisoara in mid December 1989 mark the begin of the Romanian Revolution which led to the death of the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena, the end of 42 years of Communist Rule in Romania, which was the last removal of a Marxist-Leninist government in a Warsaw pact country during the […]

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The protest in the Wujek mine began 3 days after the introduction of martial law in Poland  and receiving information that the head of the company’s Solidarity Jan Ludwiczak was arrested. The Pacification of Wujek on December 16, 1981 intended to break the Solidarity union after the introduction of martial law in Poland in 1981.   Pro-Solidarity miners  attacked by […]

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On December 13 1981 in the morning Polish people woke up in the new shocking reality caused by the totalitarian communist system. On the television they saw General Jaruzelski- Prime Minister and the First Secretary of The Party announcing: Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski seen ready in a TV studio to read a speech announcing the introduction […]

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Interview with Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen, director of ‘’My favourite War’’ animated film about her life under communism. The premiere in Latvia of ‘’My favourite War’’ is planned in March 2020. Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen   Beata Bruggeman-Sękowska: I watched fragments of your almost 80 minute animated documentary based on your life ’’My favourite War’’ and it […]

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Interview with Claudia Heinermann, a prize-winning author of Wolfskinder and an author of a new Trilogy: ‘Siberian Exiles’. Beata Bruggeman-Sekowska: You are the author of the prize-winning book Wolfskinder A Post-War Story. And since 2016 you have been working  on a very special project devoted to the oppression of communism, abuse of power and crimes […]

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Eighty years after the strike of the totalitarian powers By Patrick van Schie You could already smell war in the air in the summer of 1939; unlike in 1914 when after the murder of Austrian crown prince Franz Ferdinand and his wife it was thought for weeks that it would not go so fast. Hitler’s […]

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