Focus on Poland turmoil

Alnwick International Music Festival 2014 'Folk song and dance ensemble Lodz from Poland.
Alnwick International Music Festival 2014 'Folk song and dance ensemble Lodz from Poland.

Scarborough’s Polish community is being invited to read a new overview of their country’s war-torn history in a new publication.

Scarborough, which is home to two Polish stores, employs a number of Polish people in the hospitality industry and other careers.

A booklet entitled Polish Suffering During World War by Jan Niechwiadowicz seeks to “extend the knowledge of the issues that ethnic Poles and other Polish citizens have to face from misleading coverage” initiated by Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany.

“These lies are still accepted by many,” says the author in a comprehensive summary published by Support Poland Limited, based in Cardiff.

In World War Two, six million Poles died and millions more imprisoned or deported. In the Wola Massacre, 45,000 people were tortured and killed by the Nazis, and in the Katyn Massacre, the Soviets falsely blamed the Germans for the murders of 22,000 people.