Testimony of truth
A testimony of Lucyna Adamkiewicz, World War II veteran, Home Army soldier and prisoner of the German concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
We have come to pay homage to people, who created a chain of good hearts, Senate Speaker Stanislaw Karczewski said Monday in Bern, Switzerland, at a ceremony honoring Polish diplomats who saved the lives of Jews during World War II.
A not too tall, somewhat skittish but extremely appealing steed became one of the symbols of independent Poland. Kasztanka, a chestnut mare, was so attached to her master Józef Piłsudski “that she acknowledged no one else but him.”
Edward Gibbon, in his "History of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire", observed that "history is little more than a register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind." Gibbon, one of the great paladins of the Enlightenment, looked back at the past with a considerable dose of cynicism. According to him, there was a one-word answer to the question "Why did Rome fall?": "Christianity." His views were considered scandalous even in the times of Voltaire, Rousseau and Hume.