Category Archive: history

‘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

Happy Birthday, Gdynia!

It’s hard to find another city with a more captivating and surprising history than the city of Gdynia. Fine, maybe I’m exaggerating, after all I’m not familiar with all cities in the world… Continue reading

Ardennes ’44 in Poland

I love historical reconstructions. I think it’s the best way, especially for young people, to get interested in history. I attend such events as much as it’s possible. Today there was a reconstruction… 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

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

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

Lenin is always alive – even 20 years later

20 years without Soviet Union doesn’t mean that the post-Soviet people managed to deal with their own terrible history. There’s a park in Moscow where many post-Soviet monuments are gathered, including Stalin’s. They… Continue reading