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gen. Stasys Rasztikis and the Polish politics

gen. Stasys Rasztikis and the Polish politics

August 27, 1896: Jan Mazurkiewicz, codename “Radoslaw,” is born in Lwow. Mazurkiewicz was a WWI combat veteran. By the time of the Warsaw Uprising, He was in command of the Radoslaw Group: one of the largest, well-trained and best-equipped Polish forces. He commanded his troops throughout the 63 day battle. He was wounded in combat, but escaped captivity disguised as a civilian. He died in 1988, and is buried at Powazki Military Cemetery.

August 27, 1896: Jan Mazurkiewicz, codename “Radoslaw,” is born in Lwow. Mazurkiewicz was a WWI combat veteran. By the time of the Warsaw Uprising, He was in command of the Radoslaw Group: one of the largest, well-trained and best-equipped Polish forces. He commanded his troops throughout the 63 day battle. He was wounded in combat, but escaped captivity disguised as a civilian. He died in 1988, and is buried at Powazki Military Cemetery.

Execution of 52 inhabitants of Bochnia and its surroundings carried out by the Germans on 18 December 1939. It was the first case of collective responsibility applied in Poland by the occupier. Two days earlier members of the local underground organization “Orzeł Biały” (White Eagle) attacked the police station, killing two Germans in combat. Otto Wächter, the Cracow District Governor was present at the execution as an observer.

Execution of 52 inhabitants of Bochnia and its surroundings carried out by the Germans on 18 December 1939. It was the first case of collective responsibility applied in Poland by the occupier. Two days earlier members of the local underground organization “Orzeł Biały” (White Eagle) attacked the police station, killing two Germans in combat. Otto Wächter, the Cracow District Governor was present at the execution as an observer.

Polish insurgents of the Polish Home Army (Polish: Armia Krajowa) wearing the flag of Poland as armbands and carrying their rifles ready themselves for combat against German occupying forces during the Warsaw Uprising. The Uprising was timed to...

Polish insurgents of the Polish Home Army (Polish: Armia Krajowa) wearing the flag of Poland as armbands and carrying their rifles ready themselves for combat against German occupying forces during the Warsaw Uprising. The Uprising was timed to...

Division 308 'Krakowski'. Lieut. Stański from Division 308 and Barbara Sławińska. She was liberated from Oberlangen Camp by soldiers of the 1st Armoured Division. She used to be a soldier in the Warsaw Uprising.   Emblem of the Division 308 visible on the fuselage.

Division 308 'Krakowski'. Lieut. Stański from Division 308 and Barbara Sławińska. She was liberated from Oberlangen Camp by soldiers of the 1st Armoured Division. She used to be a soldier in the Warsaw Uprising. Emblem of the Division 308 visible on the fuselage.

The executioners pose with their handiwork: German killing squad and Polish farmers murdered in occupied Poland, 1943.

The executioners pose with their handiwork: German killing squad and Polish farmers murdered in occupied Poland, 1943.

Mordechai Anielewicz, commander of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Mordechai Anielewicz, commander of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

A young Jewish man, homeless and ill, is photographed in the Warsaw Ghetto. The largest of all the Jewish ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe, it was established in the Polish capital between October and November 1940. Over 400,000 Jews from the city and...

A young Jewish man, homeless and ill, is photographed in the Warsaw Ghetto. The largest of all the Jewish ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe, it was established in the Polish capital between October and November 1940. Over 400,000 Jews from the city and...

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