List/Grid Tag Archives: History

The AWPL conference and honoured strongmen of “Wileńszczyzna”

The annual conference of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania took place on 30th January in the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius. Its main part was the ceremony… Read more »

Land restitution: déjà vu of the Soviet times

The competences in the field of land restitution that were taken away from local governments in the mid-1990s are to be given back. Central authorities decide to take such measures… Read more »

News from Liaudė: unique historical materials found in the Polish Library in Vandžiogala

The readers from Poland and Lithuania keep sending various historical materials to the Polish library in Vandžiogala. The documents concern the town, the parish church and even the area of… Read more »

Michał Dworczyk: Issues concerning Poles abroad are a very important matter for the government and parliament

Michał Dworczyk, PiS Member of Parliament, has been elected as a new chairman of the Contacts with Poles Abroad Committee. “All Poles living abroad should be the main interest of… Read more »

Polish-Lithuanian Independence Day with the Polish Discussion Club

Polish beer, Polish sauerkraut stew, Polish songs, and interesting interlocutors – yesterday in “Piano Man” bar the Polish Discussion Club (PKD) organised a meeting dedicated to the 97th anniversary of… Read more »

The Relay Race of Independence Day at the Marshal’s Mausoleum

The National Independence Day is memorialised in a special way in Wileńszczyzna for the 21st time already. It is thanks to the relay race which heads towards the Mother and… Read more »

Poland – Lithuania (1)

Political relations between Poland and Lithuania– which are today the worst in decades – show how politicians can easily and quickly ruin what Poles and Lithuanians have been laboriously building… Read more »

Vilnius – bilingual writers’ creativity

In Vilnius, academics from Poland and Lithuania discuss the cultural and historical background of bilingual writers’ works, the problem of identity in the literary achievements of bilingual authors as well… Read more »

Alicja Klimaszewska nominated in the competition „The Guard of the National Heritage”.

Alicja Klimaszewska who is the chairwoman of the Social Care Committee of the Old Rasos Cemetery, was nominated to the award and the title of ‘Mieczysław Gębarowicz Guard of the National… Read more »

Polish Medical Association. Conference for the 25 years of activity

International Medical Conference ‘History of Vilnius’ medicine’, which is devoted to 25 years of activity of the Polish medical community in Lithuania, is taking place in Vilnius. Doctors, members of… Read more »

The first Pole to be the President of Vilnius Presentation of Waldemar Wołkanowski’s book

On September 4 at 5 p.m. in the Vilnius Polish Cultural Centre Waldemar Wołkanowski, who is second to none when it comes to knowledge about what happened in Vilnius 100… Read more »

The Association of Poles in Lithuania pays tribute to the founder of the Polish Army

“We have reasons to be proud”, ensures the President of The Association of Poles in Lithuania (Związek Polaków na Litwie) Michał Mackiewicz. He utters those words in the place where… Read more »

Piotr Kępiński: The Suwalki Treaty

History sometimes happens to be trivial and provincial. It can smell like a burdock from a yard and not like big cities where important treaties are signed. Such is history… Read more »

Linkevičius: Lithuania and Poland are linked by a strategic friendship

Bronisław Komorowski gave a set of exhibits presenting the history of the Komorowski family in Lithuania to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Linas Linkevičius. „The presents given by president Bronisław Komorowski… Read more »

Bronisław Komorowski presentst Lithuania with his family heirlooms

During the last days of his presidency, Bronisław Komorowski presented Lithuania with documents concerning his grandparents’ land in Auksztota and works of the Polish artist who lived in Żmudź. The… Read more »

Narkiewicz and Skakowska decorated with the Golden Cross from Związek Piłsudczyków. “Common people work for the laurels given to leaders”.

During the Festival of the Kresy Culture, Związek Piłsudczyków (an all-Polish association which main purpose is to cultivate Józef Piłsudski’s ideals) decorated the deserving people, including the vice-chairman of the Seimas Jarosław… Read more »

City authorities promise that the renovation of Rasos Cemetry (“Cmentarz na Rossie”) will have been completed by 2018

New city authorities have announced that Rasos Cemetery will be thoroughly renovated. After visiting the necropolis Remigijus Šimašius, the mayor of Vilnius, promised that in a few years’ time it… Read more »

Buchowski: The interest of Polish minority has been identified with the beliefs of its leaders

Poland did not intend to take advantage of autonomy, because it would lead to an open conflict with Lithuania. The support of the autonomists would be a dangerous nonsense –… Read more »

Young Poles know the history of Vilnius best

Three out of six winners of the Second History of Vilnius Olympiad, are students of Polish schools in Vilnius. Barbara Mikulewicz, form G4a (I place, John Paul II Secondary School,… Read more »

Will the historic Vilnius Region be divided?

“They attack our folks!” — once more Polish minority raises the alarm. This time it is caused by a governmental motion to divide the Vilnius County (Vilniaus apskritis). Preliminary approval… Read more »

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