List/Grid Tag Archives: History

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 »

Book launch of “Okińczyc – wileński autorytet. Opowieść o wolnej Litwie”

The book “Okińczyc – wileński autorytet. Opowieść o wolnej Litwie” launches on 15t May during the Warsaw Book Fair. It was written by Witold Bereś in cooperation with Jacek Jan… Read more »

Vilnius 3rd May ceremony

“While honouring our ancestors, the creators of our independence and their biggest effort, we should not forget that for us, Poles, todays celebration is day of happiness and hope, a… Read more »

The summary of “Good morning, Poland” project

Young people from schools, artists, the representatives of Polish Embassy and other organizations gathered yesterday in order to sum up the “Good morning, Poland” project. It was launched by Žilvinas… Read more »

“Vilnius Patriotic Young People” react on FBI director statement

Polish demand apologise from FBI director on his statement on Polish involvement in Holocaust. Moreover, Polish Association on Lithuania “Vilnius Patriotic Young People” also reacted on this fact and wrote… Read more »

It is hard to be a Pole in Lithuania

On 21 April I was finishing reading a book “Moja Wileńszczyzna i moje Kresy” (in the past, “Wileńszczyzna” (the Vilnius Region) and “Kresy” (Borderlands) were a part of Poland) written… Read more »

The Last Knight of the Eastern-European Commonwealth

“Here, patterns and good will are not enough. One needs to become familiar with the land, feel and properly know local, complicated relations in order to regulate them towards common… Read more »

The last knight of the Eastern Europe Commonwealth

“Here the pattern and good intentions are not enough. One must become intimate with the local land, empathise with and know well local, complicated relationships just to regulate them into… Read more »

Faustina’s House will be given to the Church

 “I can’t imagine different solution. It is as simple as that. Faustina’s House ought to become the property of the Church” – said vice-mayor of Vilnius, Jarosław Kamiński, during his… Read more »

60 years of ‘Wilia’ – How did it all start?

It is like a river not only in name. Years flow by and those who passed through ‘Wilia’ nowadays surely number in thousands. During bigger events the scene take, together… Read more »

“My Wileńszczyzna and my Kresy” now in Vilnius

We are pleased to announce that our co-worker from Bydgoszcz, Krzysztof Jeremi Sidorkiewicz, has released his book “My Wileńszczyzna and my Kresy”. The book consists of the publications from Polish… Read more »

The March of the Living: Vilnius honors the victims of Holocaust

As part of the Holocaust Memorial Day, today Vilnius hosted the traditional March of the Living starting at the railway station and culminating at the Paneriai Memorial. The March was… Read more »

The history of Kraszewski Vilnius is now available in Lithuanian

The book by Józef Ignacy Kraszewski entitled „Vilnius from its beginning until 1750. Volume I” is now available in the Lithuanian bookshoops for the first time in Lithuanian language. For… Read more »

The victims of Katyń massacre and Smoleńsk catastrophy commemorated in Jałówka

The board commemorating the victims of Katyń massacre and Smoleńsk catastrophy was unveiled and consecrated today in st. Jan Bosko high school in Jałówka, located in Vilnius area. Moreover, the… Read more »

Test your knowledge about Polish sport in Lithuania

In 2015 Sport Club ‘Polonia’ Vilnius, as an heir and successor to the activities of its predecessor – Sport Club of the Polish in Lithuania ‘Polonia’, is organizing its 25th… Read more »

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