Contents tagged with World War II

  • Poland blames the Soviet Union for unleashing World War II

    In an interview with wPolityce, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Witold Waszczykowski accused the USSR of unleashing the Second World War. According to the head of the Polish Foreign Ministry, the communist regime’s responsibility is on par with the Nazi regime.

    “You must remember that the Soviet Union contributed significantly to the outbreak of World War II and, together with the Germans, invaded Poland, so that it bears joint responsibility for its beginning,” the …

  • Polls shows that most Polish citizens support demanding reparations from Germany

    Most Poles believe that Germany must pay compensation for the damage caused to Poland during World War II, as indicated by the results of a recent Ipsos poll, Polskie Radio reports.

    According to the poll, 31% of respondents expressed the opposite opinion, and 6% were undecided.

    Sixty-eight percent of respondents answered positively when asked: "Do you think the Germans should pay Poland compensation for the crimes of genocide committed by them against the Polish nation during the Second World …

  • Poland intends to demand reparations from Germany for World War II

    Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said that Germany should pay Poland reparations for material damage and crimes against Poles committed in 1939-1945, reported Radio Poland, citing an interview by Macierewicz on TVPInfo.

    As noted by Macierewicz, Poland de facto never renounced its claim toward the Germany, which began on September 1, 1939 with military aggression against Poland, and which continued with the occupation of Polish territory for almost five years.

    "It's not true that the …

  • Poland accuses Russia of rewriting history of World War II

    The Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) believes that documents on the Red Army's liberation of the Polish territory, which have been made publicly available by the Russian Defense Ministry, falsify history.

    According to Polish researchers, information from the archive was given as proof that the Poles considered the Soviet soldiers to exclusively be liberators. An exemplary phrase is quoted: "In the summer of 1944, the troops of the First Byelorussian Front in the Brest area came …

  • Crimean Tatar leader issues statement on anniversary of deportation of Chechen and Ingush peoples

    The head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars, Refat Chubarov, issued a statement on Tuesday on the anniversary of the forced deportation of the Chechen and Ingush peoples in 1944 to honor the memory of the victims of state repression.

    “72 years ago, on February 23rd, by the communist regime of the USSR, a special operation began on the total deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people from their historical lands. Over half a million people were forcibly evicted, about half of the Ingush and …