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The Canadian Polish Congress is a Canadian organization that represents our community’s interests before the people and Government of Canada. The Canadian Polish Congress promotes awareness of and respect for Poland’s history and heritage and the contribution of Poles to the culture of Canada and the world.
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On September 1st, 2019, we commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the unprovoked invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany that led to the outbreak of the Second World War. The invasion began in the early morning, just one week after Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union had signed the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact in which they agreed to occupy and divide Poland between them. Little more than two weeks later on September 17, the Soviet Red Army would invade Poland from the East. Poland never surrendered or capitulated to the occupiers. Instead, Polish soldiers went on to fight bravely on many fronts of World War II, and the Polish Home Army became the largest underground army in occupied Europe
WWII brought death and suffering on an unimaginable scale to millions of people and changed the face of the world forever. Today, the Canadian Polish Congress pays tribute to the over 6 million Poles and millions of other victims who perished, were deported, enslaved or victimized as a result of WWII, and to all Polish and allied soldiers who fought for freedom.

W historii Polski dzień 1 września 1939 na zawsze pozostanie niezapomnianą, tragiczną datą. Tego dnia hitlerowskie Niemcy zaatakowały nasz kraj, wywołując II wojnę światową. 17 dni później Związek Sowiecki znienacka uderzył na Polskę od wschodu, dopełniając goryczy. Ale Polska nigdy się nie poddała, nigdy nie skapitulowała, nigdy nie weszła w ugodę ze swoimi najeźdzcami. Polscy żołnierze godnie walczyli na wielu frontach II wojny, a Armia Krajowa stanowiła najliczniejszą podziemną armię pośród okupowanych krajów.
Dziś, w 80-tą rocznicę wybuchu II wojny światowej, KPK pamięta i oddaje hołd 6 milionom Polaków i pozostałym milionom ofiar II wojny światowej, poległym, pomordowanym, deportowanym, wywiezionym na roboty przymusowe w czasie trwania tego tragicznego konfliktu XX wieku. Cześć ich pamięci!
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3 weeks ago  ·  

On August 23, we commemorate Black Ribbon Day as the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Communism and Nazism in Europe and around the Globe. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which formally divided Europe between the monstrous totalitarian regimes of Hitler's Nazi Germany and Stalin's Communist Soviet Union.
Soon after the Pact was signed, Germany and the USSR jointly invaded and dismembered Poland. Millions of men, women and children were murdered, imprisoned, and subjected to dreadful brutality by both the Nazi German and Soviet occupiers.
On Black Ribbon Day, we honour the memory of millions of their innocent victims and pay tribute to the memory of the millions more who suffered, and continue to suffer, under totalitarian tyranny.
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4 weeks ago  ·  

The Legislative Assembly today hosted a #BlackRibbonDay ceremony to mark the sombre anniversary of ... the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. #ableg @angelapittAB
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Today, we commemorate Black Ribbon Day, the Intern'l Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Communism... & Nazism. Soon after the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was signed 80 years ago, Germany & the USSR jointly invaded & dismembered Poland. Millions died. We remember them. #BlackRibbonDay

Today, John Tomczak - the first-ever Cdn Polish Congress President from Western Canada - and VP ... Marek Domaradzki met with with Premier @jkenney, a great friend of Canada’s #Polonia, to discuss issues of importance to Alberta’s Polish community. Dziękujemy Panie Premierze! #abpoli

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