A Polish collector from Germany decided to present his collection of several thousand unique maps, drawings, pictures to Polish museums. The most valuable item is Mickiewicz`s diary.
Firstly, he demanded that Poles had to give back the German collection called Berlinka (German manuscripts and music notations of famous German composers). Poles refused. Finally, the collector changed his mind.
Poland,Lithuania and Ukraine mark historic union By DPA Jul 1, 2009
Warsaw - The presidents of Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine marked the 440th anniversary of the signing of a historical pact in 1596 which united the three nations for more than 200 years.
The Union of Lublin was an agreement between Poland and Lithuania that merged the two nations into a single state. It was signed partly as protection against Russia, and partly to protect the union after Poland's and Lithuania's mutual king left no heirs.
Ukraine at the time was partly under Lithuanian control, partly under Russia.
The Union of Lublin lasted until the second half of the 18th century, when the Polish Lithuania Commonwealth was partitioned by Russia, Prussia and Austria.
The presidents uncovered a plaque saying, 'From the Union of Lublin to the European Union,' as mass was held to mark the union that created one of Europe's largest states.
Archbishop Jozef Zycinski said that in a culture dominated by consumption, people must remember the roots of Europe.
I will work to be better in days to come, help me, I know it is hard to forgive the Germans and Russians for what they did to Poland, but I am working on it. Mike
I accidentally bumped into this map and I jumped at an idea.
Unsatisfied with the distribution of influence in Europe and the world, Germans started WW1 in the West and in result lost these territiories in the East, mostly to Poland:
They still kept this.
Then, frustrated by WW1 outcome, Germans started WW2. This time they were wiser, they began in the East first, but the result was as deplorable as before - they lost even more land, most to Poland again.
Mike, be more lenient with Germans. They paid a price for their follies and crimes.