‘If people become silent, the stones will cry out…’ – Stutthof concentration camp

I don’t know why I waited so long with this post, but here it is. I spent most of my short life living 3 km away from a place where 65.000 people lost… Continue reading

‘All quiet on the Western front…’ Verdun, France

  “It’s queer, when one thinks about it,” goes on Kropp, “we are here to protect our fatherland. And the French are over there to protect their fatherland. Now who’s in the right?”… Continue reading

‘Forever, I’m dreaming of home…’ – Christmas truce 1914

…These is the title of a song that appears in a movie “Joyeux Noel” that tells a real story of the spontaneous ceasefire on No Man’s Land during WWI on Christmas Eve of… Continue reading

Kult ciała aka Rapsody of love (1930)

Yesterday I had a chance to watch a Polish silent movie “Kult ciała” (Rapsody of love is the official English name) which for many years was lost and only a  few years ago… Continue reading

Struthof Museum, Alsace

I’ve always known that the French regions Alsace and Lorraine have a lot in common with my home region in Poland – Pomerania and I couldn’t wait to visit this land. What was… Continue reading

Museum of the Polish Post Office in Gdansk

Time flies and another anniversary of the outbreak of WWII is ahead of us. One year ago you had a chance to read my post about Westerplatte, this time I’d like to show… Continue reading

‘The Artist’ and a travel back in time

The fact that a movie like “The Artist” got all the most important Oscars this year gives me hope that contemporary cinema is not in such a bad shape yet. Of course everyone… Continue reading

‘Róża’ and the tragedy of Masuria

It makes me sad to realize how many amazing European movies we never hear about just because they have no budget to advertise abroad. How many Scandinavian, French, Italian movies… Or Polish, too.… Continue reading

Heldenplatz in Vienna

I’ve just come back from holidays in Austria and Czech Republic, but I’m not going to bore you with dozens of photos of always the same important monuments and buildings that everyone knows.… Continue reading

1st September 1939 – “Westerplatte still fights on”

Today we have already the 72th anniversary of the outbreak of the World War II. I feel obligded to write about it not only because the bloodiest war ever had its beginning in… Continue reading