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Poland’s Independence Day (Narodowe Święto Niepodległości)

Poland’s Independence Day (Narodowe Święto Niepodległości) is celebrated on the 11th of November. This day commemorates when Poland regained its sovereignty from the German, Austro-Hungarian, and Russian Empires in 1918.

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Potulice concentration camp

Potulice concentration camp was built for Polish children in German-occupied Poland. Approximately 25 thousand Polish children were forced to perform slave work, and minor acts of disobedience resulted in brutal punishment. Many died from exhaustion, maltreatment, hunger, and disease. Conditions in this camp were comparable to other concentration camps.  

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The Polish 303 Squadron

Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, who led Fighter Command, wrote: "Had it not been for the magnificent material contributed by the Polish squadrons and their unsurpassed gallantry, I hesitate to say that the outcome of the Battle would have been the same."  

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Why didn't the world do anything to save Jews? The Poles did - an assessment on Polish Jewish relations during the war

You may often hear that the world was silent during the Holocaust or that Poland didn’t do enough to save Jews, but is that really true?   Maybe this is something that people say because they’re embarrassed. After all, they didn’t help; think about it? Well, whatever the case, there is simply a lack of recognition for a country that did so much for the Jews.  So let’s talk more about Poles and Jews, and also how Poles did help and save Jews. All of this is documented in Jewish and Polish firsthand accounts.  I will add that this speech will address assumptions, morals, accountability, self-reflection, and justice for all.   

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Ravensbrück Rabbits

This camp's most exceptional and courageous group arose, considering the horrors these women faced. The "Ravensbrück Rabbits" was a group of Polish women who were former scouts. These women were heroes who rose above the horror and terrors inflicted upon them. 

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The Polish Haitian Connection – a case for loyalty in a world of disloyalty

According to the national theory of the pre-war professor and political activist Wincenty Lutosławski: "A black or a red-skinned man can become a true Pole if he takes over the spiritual heritage of the Polish nation, contained in its literature, art, politics, and customs and if he has an unwavering will to contribute to the development of Poles' national existence." I cover this in the article, how this has been abused and how it has been rewarded in the case of Haitians.  For much of Polish history, those the Poles have tried to help have not returned the favor.  The Haitians have and even to this day revere the Polish. 

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Poland didn't do enough to save Jews? Are you sure?

Polish history, especially during World War II, is often manipulated and distorted, especially regarding Polish Jewish history. It is exceptionally one-sided, and we often hear only the Jewish side, but is that fair? I don’t think so; historians must think of themselves like judges; they must hear both sides and come to the correct conclusion. I believe most reasonable people consider themselves like this, but often they don’t. Yet it’s easy to grab onto one side of the story or take the side of one group, especially when that’s all you read and see.  The distortion is active when we hear that Poles did not do enough to save Jews; this article and soon-to-be speech will debunk this narrative.    

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Propaganda and Polish jokes - why telling them is propagating Nazi German ideologies

Polish "jokes" came from Nazi German propaganda pushed ironically by Soviet communist sympathizers in Hollywood.  

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Poland, assimilation, and the theory of national existence

According to the national theory of the pre-war professor and political activist Wincenty Lutosławski: "A black or a red-skinned man can become a true Pole if he takes over the spiritual heritage of the Polish nation, contained in its literature, art, politics, and customs and if he has an unwavering will to contribute to the development of Poles' national existence."

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Misery, hate, targeting, and the quest to be right in history

There is so much hate and a lack of critical thinking regarding the past.  Can we even recover?

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