While the rest of Europe will be celebrating VE day with pomp and
circumstance on 9 May, it will be a rather different story in Poland,
where people have mixed feelings when it comes to the commemoration of
the end of World War II.
For the Poles, Victory in Europe 60 years ago not only meant victory
over Nazi occupation, but also the start of half a century under
the Soviet umbrella. Poles feel their suffering during this painful
chapter in recent history should be acknowledged, officially at home,
but also in Western Europe and Russia.
A story by Helene Michaud from Radio Netherlands Wereldomroep. Read the whole story and listen to the radioprogramme on http://www2.rnw.nl/rnw/en/specialseries/ve60/050503ve?view=Standard