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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki thanked Viktor Orbán for returning the armour, saying it would henceforth be another symbol of Polish-Hungarian friendship. Photo credit. Art Service 2 / PAP Sigismund II Augustus was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1548 to 1572. Photo credit: Twitter / Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland (jap)

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 23:00

64 years ago a spontaneous national uprising began against the government of the Hungarian People’s Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies. ​ Hungarians up and down the country today marked Hungary’s 1956 uprising against Soviet rule.    jap, FOTO:FORTEPAN / Nagy Gyula

Fri, 10/23/2020 - 14:01

Part I In June 1583, an event of such an rich artistic grandeur and gravity took place in Kraków that it was mentioned in the most important chronicles of Polish history. The closest associate of King Stefan Batory (1533-1586) and the commander of the Polish army during the siege of Pskov - Grand Chancellor and Grand Hetman of the Crown Jan Zamoyski (1542-1605), hosted a grand reception to celebrate his wedding to Gryzelda, King Stefan Batory's (fig 1) niece and the daughter of Prince…

Mon, 09/07/2020 - 09:36

There was no shortage of artists, poets and writers among Polish refugees who found themselves in exile in Hungary during World War II. After finding their footing in the new reality, they became involved in activities popularizing Polish culture in Hungary and Hungarian culture among the Polish community This was done by translating works of Magyar authors or giving lectures on Polish-Hungarian topics, intended for both Poles and Hungarians. Fig. 1. Stanisław Vincenz (first on the right…

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 15:21

​ The cooperation of the Polish and Hungarian states, connected with the renewal of their independent existence after the Great War, included, among others, the supply of arms from the Danube river to the reviving Polish Army. The first train carrying Hungarian ammunition reached Poland in November 1918, during the initial phase of the Polish-Ukrainian conflict over Lviv. The Hungarians also supported us during the Bolshevik War - among others, on 19 March 1919 we received from them 20…

Sat, 08/15/2020 - 07:59

  ​ ​ Of the many brotherly pages in Polish-Hungarian relations, one of the brightest is the attitude of the Hungarian army during the heroic 63 days of fighting in Warsaw in 1944. Warsaw and Poles still remember today how their brothers in arms behaved then. Hungary was dragged into the Third Reich's system of military alliances during World War II. The Hungarian army fought on the eastern front, incurring considerable losses. It was stationed in numerous countries…

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 15:03

People have been writing travel logs since antiquity. Travellers recorded their experiences for several purposes. These could have been practical – as "instructions" for the expedition, as well as sentimental or even literary – as memories and observations from the places they discovered or visited. ​ Poloniae Lithuaniaeque descriptio. W: Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm Abrahami Ortellius... Antverpiae 1603, tabl. 101. Baroque art arrived in Poland and began to thrive at the turn of the…

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 10:30

​ Fronda Publishing House presented Polish readers with the figure of Erzsébet Galgóczy, a contemporary Hungarian mystic and stigmatist, little known in our country. We discover her life story and reflections, based on and from very reliable sources, i.e. confirmed notes of Erzsébet herself and written testimonies of people who knew her. The book is accompanied by a great foreword by Fr Robert Skrzypczak, who introduces the reader to an extremely difficult, even for believers, subject of…

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 16:30