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Revision of World War Two History

Revision of World War Two History In September 2016 in the Polish city of Sanok the monument to the Red Army was dismantled.

In Poland, the theory of “two occupations” is fairly popular, effectively equalizing the Nazi and Soviet regimes and considering the history of Poland in 1939-1989 as a period of one great occupation. The consequence after the theory of “two occupations” was the appearance of monument to the Soviet soldier-rapist on the Victory avenue in Gdansk on October 12, 2013. The author of the sculpture was a student of a local Academy of Fine Arts Jerzy Bogdan Szumczik. According to him, the work is devoted to the restoration of historical truth and the fate of women in wartime. The sculpture was removed on the morning of the next day by order of the municipal authorities and the police after the statements of angry locals. Administration of Gdansk stressed that did not give permission for the installation of the monument .

In late January, 2014, Penezhno municipality adopted a decision to demolish a monument to a Soviet General Ivan Chernyakhovsky. He was accused of taking part in repressions against the Home Army during the liberation of Lithuania .

In late June 2014, a monument of Gratitude to the Red Army was demolished in Limanowa . The monument in Limanowa is listed in the Polish-Russian agreement “On graves and places of memory of victims of war and repression”, signed in Krakow on February 22, 1994.

On September 17, 2014 around 200 nationalists gathered near the monument to the victims of Stalinism, marking 75th anniversary since the Soviet invasion. According to the adopted statement, Soviet regime in Poland was effectively genocide.

November 9, 2014 in the town Nowy Sącz (Lesser Poland), several dozen nationalists held a demonstration near the monument of the Red Army, demanding its dismantling. One of the organizers of the demonstration, activist of the Confederation of Independent Poland, Adam Slomka, attached a map of pre-war Poland depicting the division line between the German and Soviet armies in 1939 to the pedestal. "This should look like all the monuments established to commemorate the occupation of the invaders," - said A. Slomka.


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