List/Grid Tag Archives: History

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 »

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 »

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