Niedzica Castle: Medieval Fortification in Poland

Niedzica Castle also known as Dunajec Castle is located in the southernmost part of Poland in Niedzica (Nowy Targ County in Lesser Poland). It was erected between the years 1320 and 1326 by Kokos of Brezovica on the site of an ancient stronghold surrounded by earthen walls in the Pieniny mountains. The Niedzica Castle stands at an altitude of 566 m, on a hill 300 m upstream from the [...]

By | 2018-01-09T10:13:38+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |0 Comments

World War II: The Katyn Museum and Massacre

Following the Soviet invasion of eastern Poland in 1939 in cooperation with the Nazi invasion of Poland, a large number of Polish prisoners fell into Soviet hands. Poles were considered by the Soviets to be implacable enemies of communism and of Russian national aspirations. Joseph Stalin had a particularly intense hatred of Poles following the Soviet defeat in the Polish-Soviet War of 1919–20. Soviet policy toward prisoners of war [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:26:22+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World War II: German Invasion of Poland 1939

At 4:45 a.m., some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland all along its 1,750-mile border with German-controlled territory. Simultaneously, the German Luftwaffe bombed Polish airfields, and German warships and U-boats attacked Polish naval forces in the Baltic Sea. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler claimed the massive invasion was a defensive action, but Britain and France were not convinced. On September 3, they declared war on Germany, initiating World War II. [...]

By | 2017-10-30T13:57:16+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, World War II|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

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