Poland

Gdańsk during the 20th century

In 1939 the Second World War began with the invasion of Poland. Poland suffered greatly during the war under both Nazi and Soviet rule. After the war Poland was incorporated into the Soviet Union and only regained its freedom in 1989.

Liberation Route Europe

Liberation Route Europe in Poland

The Second World War began with the invasion of Poland in September 1939. The country was attacked and occupied by both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Both occupying powers immediately established ruthless regimes that were responsible for the deaths of countless Polish citizens and especially Polish Jews. Nominally, Poland ended the war as one of the victors. In reality, as a result of the war, Poland lost its independence, half of its territory and its freedom.

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