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  • 26 November 2018

    Commemoration of the use of the chemical weapons on the Eastern Front during First World War took place during the side event at the IV Review Conference for the Convention on Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (CWC), organized by the Permanent Representation of Poland to the OPCW organized on November 26 in The Hague.

    The key goal of the meeting was to recall the origin and impact of the chemical developments on the history of mankind as well as to bring closer to the public historical importance of the CWC. Its leading element was related to use of toxic chemical, chlorine, for the first time on the Eastern Front on May 31, 2018 close Bolimów (50 km from Warsaw).


    Along with the expedition, a short documentary „Burried Memories” was shown that describes history of a struggle for the commemoration of soldiers fallen at Bolimów and describes chemical attacks that took place under the Battle of Rawka. After official opening of the exhibition by the Permanent Representatives to the OPCW of Poland, Germany and Russia as well as the OPCW Director General, Anna Zalewska (PhD) of the Polish Academy of Science introduced the topic for further seminar discussion.


    The event is related to the commemoration of 100. Anniversary of Poland’s regaining independence with the aim to maintain memory of soldiers fallen during the Battle of Rawka, many of which were Polish or of the Polish origin, forcefully enlisted to the armies of the partitioning powers.





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