It looked at first like the chance of a lifetime, if not a millennium. On April 10, when Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his entourage died in a plane crash in eastern Russia, the flood of grief from the Russian people struck such a chord in Poland that the long history of war, betrayal and oppression between the countries finally seemed to turn a corner.
They are football’s royalty, the marquee players whose almost super human ability on the ball wins cups and championships; their faces adorn billboards and magazine covers from China to Columbia. President Lech Kaczynski’s approval of the treaty leaves the Czech Republic as the lone country that has not ratified the document
Leading figures from Poland to the United States have been paying tribute to Marek Edelman, the anti-Nazi resistance fighter and Solidarity movement supporter who died Friday. Edelman was one of the leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, “the largest, symbolically most important Jewish uprising” against the Nazis during World War II, according to the U.S