• Polish city of freedom and Solidarity loses mayor to attack

    4 days ago - By National Post

    WARSAW, Poland - The Polish port city of Gdansk, whose mayor died after being stabbed while on stage during a charity fundraiser, is among Poland's most famous cities due to the key role it played in 20th century European history, from the early shots of World War II to the end days of the Cold War.
    Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, who died Monday as a result of wounds to his heart and abdomen, was among the many who have called it a city of “freedom of Solidarity,” a reference to the anti-communist movement born in the city's shipyard in 1980.
    Situated on the Baltic coast, Gdansk's history goes...
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  • Polish mayor dies after being stabbed in heart at age 53

    4 days ago - By WGN TV

    WARSAW, Poland - The popular liberal mayor of the Polish port city of Gdansk died on Monday after he was stabbed during a charity event the previous evening by an ex-convict who stormed onstage and said it was revenge against the country's main opposition party.
    Pawel Adamowicz, 53, died as a result of wounds to the heart and abdomen in spite of efforts to save him that involved a five-hour operation and blood transfusions, Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski said.
    “The fight for his life has been lost,” Szumowski said.
    The assassination of Adamowicz, a six-term mayor who often mingled freely...
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