Friday, September 1, 2023

Today is 84th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II

 Wpolityce(.)pl: 84 years ago, on September 1, 1939, the German army, without declaring war, crossed almost the entire length of the borders of the Republic of Poland at dawn, thus starting the first campaign of World War II. Wieluń and Westerplatte were the first to be attacked that day.

In the early morning of September 1, 1939, the Germans launched an air attack on Wieluń. 380 bombs with a total weight of 46 tons fell on the city. According to various sources, from 1,200 to over 2,000 people died. Wieluń was almost completely destroyed. 

Another city, Frampol, was one of the most damaged Polish cities during World War II. On September 13, 1939, German planes bombed the city, destroying over 80 percent of the buildings.

"Today, Poland and Germany are partners in the European Union, but in order for them to function normally in the future, they must close this black chapter of the hecatomb of World War II," - Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday in Wieluń, on the 84th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.

"Compensation in the form of reparations is necessary to close that history page, that chapter of history," - Morawiecki added. 

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