List/Grid Tag Archives: History

New tourist trails in Vilnius, Trakai and Kernavė

New tourist guides of Vilnius, Trakai and Kernavė were published, promoting bicycle, water and cultural tourism in those cities. They were issued in several languages, including Polish. Residents of Lithuania… Read more »

‘Znad Willi’ Signposts: Contemporary poetry

Vilnius holds a special place in Polish literature. Such names as Mickiewicz, Słowacki or Kraszewski are known to all Polish people. Currently, there are also authors that write and create… Read more »

Concerning the dynamics of Polish-Lithuanian relations

The publication ‘The dynamics of Polish-Lithuanian relations’ saw the light of day – the legacy of the First International Scientific Conference of the same name, which took place in Kaunas… Read more »

Walking through the streets of Vilnius: the name Sophia Gulewicz

It is one of the newest and so far the humblest streets. Located on the edge of the beautiful Cologne Vilnius (Pavilnys) and it is only a few villas. But… Read more »

Polish flags at the Independence March

Poles living in the Vilnius region has also been taking part in celebrations of the 25th anniversary of Lithuanian independence. Children from ethnic minorities (including Polish kids) in their national… Read more »

The 25th anniversary of the activity of the Home Army Veterans Club

The Home Army Veterans Club celebrates this year the 25th anniversary of its activity and the 10th anniversary of its registration by the Lithuanian authorities. On Wednesday (the 4th of… Read more »

Vilnius young people by running commemorated “Soldiers accursed”

March 1st is celebrated in Poland’s National Day of Remembrance “Soldiers accursed.” The memory of these soldiers, for whom the war is not over on 8 May 1945, also celebrated… Read more »

Vilnius Emergency Medical Services during the interwar period (2)

The Vilnius Emergency Medical Services was founded in December 1902. It was the 5th EMS in Poland – established after the ones from Kraków (1891), Lwów (1893), Warsaw (1897) and… Read more »

Žilvinas Radavičius appeals to the government to help with the restoration of the organs in the St. Bernard Church

The community activist, historian, and educationist, Žilvinas Radavičius, wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius with the request to receive state funds for the renovation of the… Read more »

Vilnius Emergency Medical Services during the interwar period (1)

A man had an epilepsy seizure, he felt on the street located by Skopiówka. There were many spectators, but someone shouted that instead of observing one should call for ambulance…. Read more »

The competition devoted to the quarter-century of the existence of KS Polonia Wilno (FK Polonija Vilnius)

In 2015, the sports club Polonia Wilno, as the beneficiary and the continuator of the activity of its predecessor – The Polish Sports Club in Lithuania “Polonia”, organizes the celebration… Read more »

Let us remember the heroes of AK (The Home Army)!

The Home Army – the strongest and the best organized underground army fighting for the sovereign Poland – marked its 73rd anniversary. Hundreds of thousands of young people stood up… Read more »

Walking the streets of Vilnius: little is left of the old Trocka street.

Today we are going back to the Vilnius Old Town. This time we will walk through Trocka (Trakų) street. It is barely 280 meters long which makes it one of… Read more »

Andrius Kubilius, the leader of the parliamentary opposition: I love Poland, but I do not love Tomaszewski

Almost two years ago, my former economic counsellor, Mykolas Majauskas, initiated in a youthful and romantic way a public internet campaign called “Kocham Polskę” (“I love Poland”). Surprisingly, it turned… Read more »

Stanisław Narutowicz – Polish-Lithuanian perfect knight (2)

Wiktoria Narutowicz heads to Lipawa (Liepāja) in order to secure the education of her sons. It is not far, even when we look at it from the perspective of the… Read more »

The 75th anniversary of the first massive deportation of Poles to Siberia

On the 10th of February 1940, the Soviet authorities conducted the first out of four massive deportations of the Polish citizens. According to different statistics, 140 to 250 thousand people… Read more »

Zuokas: Rasos Cemetery is to become a place that stimulates reflection

Restoring the Rasos Cemetery is the priority of the local government. The local government plans to strengthen the hill of the cemetery, renew the chapels, and install surveillance monitoring and… Read more »

People speaking Polish in Lithuania in 1923 and 2011

Here we have another two maps. This time, they present people speaking Polish excluding people for whom Polish is a native language. The website mapijoziai.lt compared the places of residence… Read more »

Walking down the Vilnius streets: Pelczar – a figure worth commemorating

Several years ago, there appeared many new streets near the Santoryszki District of Vilnius. One of them was named after Kazimierz Pelczar – the great Polish oncologist, the professor of… Read more »

Poles in Lithuania in 1923 and 2011

We present you two maps concerning the places of residence of Polish minority in Lithuania in 1923 and 2011. The website mapijoziai.lt compared the registers of citizens in 1923 and… Read more »

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