Friday, March 1, 2024

Poles celebrate the National Remembrance Day of the Cursed Soldiers

Today, the National Day of Remembrance of the Cursed Soldiers is celebrated throughout Poland. For this reason, posts honoring heroes appear on social media. One of them was published by PiS MP Mariusz Kamiński, who drew attention to the situation related to the memory of the freedom fighters, specifically, changes in the school curriculum planned by the Ministry of Education.

"The Cursed Soldiers fought for a free and independent Poland. They believed that they would regain our homeland and that human dignity, disgraced by communism, would be restored. They paid the highest price for their heroic steadfastness," emphasized Kamiński.

"Today, this memory is being destroyed again. They are being removed from textbooks and no longer commemorated. Donald Tusk's government shamefully wants to distort the memory of our heroes, just like the communists once did."

Polonia News:
'Cursed Soldiers' are the soldiers of the underground army Polish Home Army who joined it during the German occupation and refused to lay down their arms when the Soviet Red Army entered Polish territory.

Wikipedia describes the Cursed Soldiers as "a heterogeneous array of anti-Soviet-imperialist and anti-communist Polish resistance movements formed in the later stages of World War II and in its aftermath by members of the Polish Underground State. The above terms, introduced in the early 1990s, reflect the stance of many of the diehard soldiers."

Sometimes, those freedom fighters are also called the "doomed soldiers," "accursed soldiers," or "damned soldiers."

- Based on reporting by Niezalezna (en.: Independent).