Monday, January 14, 2019

Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz Fatally Stabbed

CreditCreditAgencja Gazeta/Reuters

Joanna Berendt, New York Times

"The mayor of the port city of Gdansk in northern Poland, an advocate of gay and lesbian rights and a leading critic of the right-wing government’s anti-migrant rhetoric, died on Monday after being stabbed at a public charity concert Sunday night, the minister of health told reporters.

Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, 53, who was elected mayor in 1998, died from numerous wounds, according to medical officials."

Read the full article here.


  1. This tragic event recounts another one--the assassination of President Narutowicz. Though it happened only 98 years ago, it is still instrumentalized and made into some kind of indictment of Poles and Poland.

    And now there is a new assassination that, as night follows day, will be politicized in similar fashion.

    Of course, this occurs not only in Poland. After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, we kept hearing that, "America is a sick society!"

  2. According to several sources the killer is mentally ill (schisophreny). He was cured in the prison, he probably stopped taking his drugs after his release. He is an example of failed resocialisation - a bank hijaker becomes a killer after 5.5 years inside.

    Jerzy Pankiewicz

  3. Hello,

    I really hate to be the bearer of bad news, but on the night between 15 and 16 January 2019 Henryk Schönker has passed away.
    He was a Polish Jew, engineer, writer and a former prisoner of the German concentration camp in Bergen-Belsen.
    He wrote a book about his wartime experiences titled "The Touch of an Angel". He also starred in a documentary movie with the same title.

    In that movie Mr. Schönker said:
    "Every Polish Jew who saved himself during the war, wouldn't save himself, if somewhere, at one time, in some situation some Pole didn't help him. We are forever indebted to these people who not only saved us. These people - they are the light of the mankind. They were the silent heroes of this war."

    1. A sad loss. I hope Henryk sleeps safe in "the everlasting arms". The next time he opens his eyes, it will be in an earth truly at peace.

      And what a lovely quote- the silent heroes.

    2. Hello Sue,

      Link to documentary movie "The Touch of an Angel" is below.
      Movie is in Polish with English subtitles.

  4. @leading critic of the right-wing government’s anti-migrant rhetoric,

    that is a nice way to describe his willingness to break Polish national law and order to bring in thousands of illegal migrants and have the citizens of Gdańsk pay for them. Thank god it did not work.

    I am also sad that she died for two reasons: 1. there were some serious corruption charges brought against him. They will now probably remain forever unsolved.
    2. His family is grief-stricken now.
    Oh there is a third reason: the opposition will try to use this in their fight to get rid of the democratically elected government. Which is very shameful to say the least.


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