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“Peace is a very fragile construct and you can never assume that any acquis communautaire is truly obtained for good. It may be clearly observed in at least several regions of the world, which makes it even more alarming. The future of our civilisation is in our own hands and we must take responsibility for the shape of that future…”

On January 27, 2015 we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi German concentraction and extermination camp Auschwitz.

According to the legend, Jews fleeing persecution in the Middle Ages came east. When they arrived in a forest, they heard the word ‘Polin’, which sounded like “Rest here” in Hebrew. They knew then that this was the place to settle. Polin is the Hebrew word for Poland and the inspiration for the name of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Polish, French, British, and US intelligence servicemen celebrated in Warsaw the 75th anniversary of the hand over to the Allies by the Polish intelligence service of a code that broke Enigma, the German encoding machine. The commemoration ceremony was also attended by Home Army veterans and the relatives of persons who helped decode Enigma.