President Trump Warsaw Speech to Poland From Krasinski Square – Transcript…

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[Transcript 1:16 P.M. CEST] – MRS. MELANIA TRUMP: Hello, Poland! Thank you very much. My husband and I have enjoyed visiting your beautiful country. I want to thank President and Mrs. Duda for the warm welcome and their generous hospitality. I had the opportunity to visit the Copernicus Science Centre today, and found it not only informative but thoughtful, its mission, which is to inspire people to observe, experiment, ask questions, and seek answers.

I can think of no better purpose for such a wonderful science center. Thank you to all who were involved in giving us the tour, especially the children who made it such a wonderful experience.

As many of you know, a main focus of my husband’s presidency is safety and security of the American people. I think all of us can agree people should be able to live their lives without fear, no matter what country they live in. That is my wish for all of us around the world. (Applause.)

Thank you again for this wonderful welcome to your very special country. Your kindness and gracious hospitality will not be forgotten. (Applause.)

And now it is my honor to introduce to you my husband, the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. (Applause.)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. That’s so nice. The United States has many great diplomats, but there is truly no better ambassador for our country than our beautiful First Lady, Melania. Thank you, Melania. That was very nice. (Applause.)

We’ve come to your nation to deliver a very important message: America loves Poland, and America loves the Polish people. (Applause.) Thank you.

The Poles have not only greatly enriched this region, but Polish-Americans have also greatly enriched the United States, and I was truly proud to have their support in the 2016 election. (Applause.)

It is a profound honor to stand in this city, by this monument to the Warsaw Uprising, and to address the Polish nation that so many generations have dreamed of: a Poland that is safe, strong, and free. (Applause.)

President Duda and your wonderful First Lady, Agata, have welcomed us with the tremendous warmth and kindness for which Poland is known around the world. Thank you. (Applause.) My sincere — and I mean sincerely thank both of them. And to Prime Minister Syzdlo, a very special thanks also. (Applause.)

We are also pleased that former President Leck Walesa, so famous for leading the Solidarity Movement, has joined us today, also. (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

On behalf of all Americans, let me also thank the entire Polish people for the generosity you have shown in welcoming our soldiers to your country. These soldiers are not only brave defenders of freedom, but also symbols of America’s commitment to your security and your place in a strong and democratic Europe.
We are proudly joined on stage by American, Polish, British, and Romanian soldiers. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you. Great job.

President Duda and I have just come from an incredibly successful meeting with the leaders participating in the Three Seas Initiative. To the citizens of this great region, America is eager to expand our partnership with you. We welcome stronger ties of trade and commerce as you grow your economies. And we are committed to securing your access to alternate sources of energy, so Poland and its neighbors are never again held hostage to a single supplier of energy. (Applause.)

Mr. President, I congratulate you, along with the President of Croatia, on your leadership of this historic Three Seas Initiative. Thank you. (Applause.)

This is my first visit to Central Europe as President, and I am thrilled that it could be right here at this magnificent, beautiful piece of land. It is beautiful. (Applause.) Poland is the geographic heart of Europe, but more importantly, in the Polish people, we see the soul of Europe. Your nation is great because your spirit is great and your spirit is strong. (Applause.)

For two centuries, Poland suffered constant and brutal attacks. But while Poland could be invaded and occupied, and its borders even erased from the map, it could never be erased from history or from your hearts. In those dark days, you have lost your land but you never lost your pride. (Applause.)

So it is with true admiration that I can say today, that from the farms and villages of your countryside to the cathedrals and squares of your great cities, Poland lives, Poland prospers, and Poland prevails. (Applause.)

Despite every effort to transform you, oppress you, or destroy you, you endured and overcame. You are the proud nation of Copernicus — think of that — (applause) — Chopin, Saint John Paul II. Poland is a land of great heroes. (Applause.) And you are a people who know the true value of what you defend.

The triumph of the Polish spirit over centuries of hardship gives us all hope for a future in which good conquers evil, and peace achieves victory over war.

For Americans, Poland has been a symbol of hope since the beginning of our nation. Polish heroes and American patriots fought side by side in our War of Independence and in many wars that followed. Our soldiers still serve together today in Afghanistan and Iraq, combatting the enemies of all civilization.

For America’s part, we have never given up on freedom and independence as the right and destiny of the Polish people, and we never, ever will. (Applause.)

Our two countries share a special bond forged by unique histories and national characters. It’s a fellowship that exists only among people who have fought and bled and died for freedom. (Applause.)

The signs of this friendship stand in our nation’s capital. Just steps from the White House, we’ve raised statues of men with names like Pułaski and Kościuszko. (Applause.) The same is true in Warsaw, where street signs carry the name of George Washington, and a monument stands to one of the world’s greatest heroes, Ronald Reagan. (Applause.)

And so I am here today not just to visit an old ally, but to hold it up as an example for others who seek freedom and who wish to summon the courage and the will to defend our civilization. (Applause.) The story of Poland is the story of a people who have never lost hope, who have never been broken, and who have never, ever forgotten who they are. (Applause)

AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you so much. Such a great honor. This is a nation more than one thousand years old. Your borders were erased for more than a century and only restored just one century ago.

In 1920, in the Miracle of Vistula, Poland stopped the Soviet army bent on European conquest. (Applause.) Then, 19 years later in 1939, you were invaded yet again, this time by Nazi Germany from the west and the Soviet Union from the east. That’s trouble. That’s tough.

Under a double occupation the Polish people endured evils beyond description: the Katyn forest massacre, the occupations, the Holocaust, the Warsaw Ghetto and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the destruction of this beautiful capital city, and the deaths of nearly one in five Polish people. A vibrant Jewish population — the largest in Europe — was reduced to almost nothing after the Nazis systematically murdered millions of Poland’s Jewish citizens, along with countless others, during that brutal occupation.

In the summer of 1944, the Nazi and Soviet armies were preparing for a terrible and bloody battle right here in Warsaw. Amid that hell on earth, the citizens of Poland rose up to defend their homeland. I am deeply honored to be joined on stage today by veterans and heroes of the Warsaw Uprising. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: (Chanting.)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: What great spirit. We salute your noble sacrifice and we pledge to always remember your fight for Poland and for freedom. Thank you. Thank you. (Applause.)

This monument reminds us that more than 150,000 Poles died during that desperate struggle to overthrow oppression.
From the other side of the river, the Soviet armed forces stopped and waited. They watched as the Nazis ruthlessly destroyed the city, viciously murdering men, women, and children. They tried to destroy this nation forever by shattering its will to survive.

But there is a courage and a strength deep in the Polish character that no one could destroy. The Polish martyr, Bishop Michael Kozal, said it well: “More horrifying than a defeat of arms is a collapse of the human spirit.”

Through four decades of communist rule, Poland and the other captive nations of Europe endured a brutal campaign to demolish freedom, your faith, your laws, your history, your identity — indeed the very essence of your culture and your humanity. Yet, through it all, you never lost that spirit. (Applause.) Your oppressors tried to break you, but Poland could not be broken. (Applause.)

And when the day came on June 2nd, 1979, and one million Poles gathered around Victory Square for their very first mass with their Polish Pope, that day, every communist in Warsaw must have known that their oppressive system would soon come crashing down. (Applause.) They must have known it at the exact moment during Pope John Paul II’s sermon when a million Polish men, women, and children suddenly raised their voices in a single prayer. A million Polish people did not ask for wealth. They did not ask for privilege. Instead, one million Poles sang three simple words: “We Want God.” (Applause.)

In those words, the Polish people recalled the promise of a better future. They found new courage to face down their oppressors, and they found the words to declare that Poland would be Poland once again.

As I stand here today before this incredible crowd, this faithful nation, we can still hear those voices that echo through history. Their message is as true today as ever. The people of Poland, the people of America, and the people of Europe still cry out “We want God.” (Applause.)

Together, with Pope John Paul II, the Poles reasserted their identity as a nation devoted to God. And with that powerful declaration of who you are, you came to understand what to do and how to live. You stood in solidarity against oppression, against a lawless secret police, against a cruel and wicked system that impoverished your cities and your souls. And you won. Poland prevailed. Poland will always prevail. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you. You were supported in that victory over communism by a strong alliance of free nations in the West that defied tyranny. Now, among the most committed members of the NATO Alliance, Poland has resumed its place as a leading nation of a Europe that is strong, whole, and free.

A strong Poland is a blessing to the nations of Europe, and they know that. A strong Europe is a blessing to the West and to the world. (Applause.) One hundred years after the entry of American forces into World War I, the transatlantic bond between the United States and Europe is as strong as ever and maybe, in many ways, even stronger.

This continent no longer confronts the specter of communism. But today we’re in the West, and we have to say there are dire threats to our security and to our way of life. You see what’s happening out there. They are threats. We will confront them. We will win. But they are threats. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We are confronted by another oppressive ideology — one that seeks to export terrorism and extremism all around the globe. America and Europe have suffered one terror attack after another. We’re going to get it to stop. (Applause.)

During a historic gathering in Saudi Arabia, I called on the leaders of more than 50 Muslim nations to join together to drive out this menace which threatens all of humanity. We must stand united against these shared enemies to strip them of their territory and their funding, and their networks, and any form of ideological support that they may have. While we will always welcome new citizens who share our values and love our people, our borders will always be closed to terrorism and extremism of any kind. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We are fighting hard against radical Islamic terrorism, and we will prevail. We cannot accept those who reject our values and who use hatred to justify violence against the innocent.

Today, the West is also confronted by the powers that seek to test our will, undermine our confidence, and challenge our interests. To meet new forms of aggression, including propaganda, financial crimes, and cyberwarfare, we must adapt our alliance to compete effectively in new ways and on all new battlefields.

We urge Russia to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support for hostile regimes — including Syria and Iran — and to instead join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defense of civilization itself. (Applause.)

Finally, on both sides of the Atlantic, our citizens are confronted by yet another danger — one firmly within our control. This danger is invisible to some but familiar to the Poles: the steady creep of government bureaucracy that drains the vitality and wealth of the people. The West became great not because of paperwork and regulations but because people were allowed to chase their dreams and pursue their destinies.

Americans, Poles, and the nations of Europe value individual freedom and sovereignty. We must work together to confront forces, whether they come from inside or out, from the South or the East, that threaten over time to undermine these values and to erase the bonds of culture, faith and tradition that make us who we are. (Applause.) If left unchecked, these forces will undermine our courage, sap our spirit, and weaken our will to defend ourselves and our societies.

But just as our adversaries and enemies of the past learned here in Poland, we know that these forces, too, are doomed to fail if we want them to fail. And we do, indeed, want them to fail. (Applause.) They are doomed not only because our alliance is strong, our countries are resilient, and our power is unmatched. Through all of that, you have to say everything is true. Our adversaries, however, are doomed because we will never forget who we are. And if we don’t forget who are, we just can’t be beaten. Americans will never forget. The nations of Europe will never forget. We are the fastest and the greatest community. There is nothing like our community of nations. The world has never known anything like our community of nations.

We write symphonies. We pursue innovation. We celebrate our ancient heroes, embrace our timeless traditions and customs, and always seek to explore and discover brand-new frontiers.

We reward brilliance. We strive for excellence, and cherish inspiring works of art that honor God. We treasure the rule of law and protect the right to free speech and free expression. (Applause.)

We empower women as pillars of our society and of our success. We put faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, at the center of our lives. And we debate everything. We challenge everything. We seek to know everything so that we can better know ourselves. (Applause.)

And above all, we value the dignity of every human life, protect the rights of every person, and share the hope of every soul to live in freedom. That is who we are. Those are the priceless ties that bind us together as nations, as allies, and as a civilization.

What we have, what we inherited from our — and you know this better than anybody, and you see it today with this incredible group of people — what we’ve inherited from our ancestors has never existed to this extent before. And if we fail to preserve it, it will never, ever exist again. So we cannot fail.

This great community of nations has something else in common: In every one of them, it is the people, not the powerful, who have always formed the foundation of freedom and the cornerstone of our defense. The people have been that foundation here in Poland — as they were right here in Warsaw — and they were the foundation from the very, very beginning in America.

Our citizens did not win freedom together, did not survive horrors together, did not face down evil together, only to lose our freedom to a lack of pride and confidence in our values. We did not and we will not. We will never back down. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: As long as we know our history, we will know how to build our future. Americans know that a strong alliance of free, sovereign and independent nations is the best defense for our freedoms and for our interests. That is why my administration has demanded that all members of NATO finally meet their full and fair financial obligation.

As a result of this insistence, billions of dollars more have begun to pour into NATO. In fact, people are shocked. But billions and billions of dollars more are coming in from countries that, in my opinion, would not have been paying so quickly.

To those who would criticize our tough stance, I would point out that the United States has demonstrated not merely with words but with its actions that we stand firmly behind Article 5, the mutual defense commitment. (Applause.)

Words are easy, but actions are what matters. And for its own protection — and you know this, everybody knows this, everybody has to know this — Europe must do more. Europe must demonstrate that it believes in its future by investing its money to secure that future.

That is why we applaud Poland for its decision to move forward this week on acquiring from the United States the battle-tested Patriot air and missile defense system — the best anywhere in the world. (Applause.) That is also why we salute the Polish people for being one of the NATO countries that has actually achieved the benchmark for investment in our common defense. Thank you. Thank you, Poland. I must tell you, the example you set is truly magnificent, and we applaud Poland. Thank you. (Applause.)

We have to remember that our defense is not just a commitment of money, it is a commitment of will. Because as the Polish experience reminds us, the defense of the West ultimately rests not only on means but also on the will of its people to prevail and be successful and get what you have to have. The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it? (Applause.)

We can have the largest economies and the most lethal weapons anywhere on Earth, but if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive. (Applause.) If anyone forgets the critical importance of these things, let them come to one country that never has. Let them come to Poland. (Applause.) And let them come here, to Warsaw, and learn the story of the Warsaw Uprising.

When they do, they should learn about Jerusalem Avenue. In August of 1944, Jerusalem Avenue was one of the main roads running east and west through this city, just as it is today.

Control of that road was crucially important to both sides in the battle for Warsaw. The German military wanted it as their most direct route to move troops and to form a very strong front. And for the Polish Home Army, the ability to pass north and south across that street was critical to keep the center of the city, and the Uprising itself, from being split apart and destroyed.

Every night, the Poles put up sandbags amid machine gun fire — and it was horrendous fire — to protect a narrow passage across Jerusalem Avenue. Every day, the enemy forces knocked them down again and again and again. Then the Poles dug a trench. Finally, they built a barricade. And the brave Polish fighters began to flow across Jerusalem Avenue. That narrow passageway, just a few feet wide, was the fragile link that kept the Uprising alive.

Between its walls, a constant stream of citizens and freedom fighters made their perilous, just perilous, sprints. They ran across that street, they ran through that street, they ran under that street — all to defend this city. “The far side was several yards away,” recalled one young Polish woman named Greta. That mortality and that life was so important to her. In fact, she said, “The mortally dangerous sector of the street was soaked in the blood. It was the blood of messengers, liaison girls, and couriers.”

Nazi snipers shot at anybody who crossed. Anybody who crossed, they were being shot at. Their soldiers burned every building on the street, and they used the Poles as human shields for their tanks in their effort to capture Jerusalem Avenue. The enemy never ceased its relentless assault on that small outpost of civilization. And the Poles never ceased its defense.

The Jerusalem Avenue passage required constant protection, repair, and reinforcement, but the will of its defenders did not waver, even in the face of death. And to the last days of the Uprising, the fragile crossing never, ever failed. It was never, ever forgotten. It was kept open by the Polish people.

The memories of those who perished in the Warsaw Uprising cry out across the decades, and few are clearer than the memories of those who died to build and defend the Jerusalem Avenue crossing. Those heroes remind us that the West was saved with the blood of patriots; that each generation must rise up and play their part in its defense — (applause) — and that every foot of ground, and every last inch of civilization, is worth defending with your life.

Our own fight for the West does not begin on the battlefield — it begins with our minds, our wills, and our souls. Today, the ties that unite our civilization are no less vital, and demand no less defense, than that bare shred of land on which the hope of Poland once totally rested. Our freedom, our civilization, and our survival depend on these bonds of history, culture, and memory.

And today as ever, Poland is in our heart, and its people are in that fight. (Applause.) Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail. Our people will thrive. And our civilization will triumph. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you. So, together, let us all fight like the Poles — for family, for freedom, for country, and for God.

Thank you. God Bless You. God bless the Polish people. God bless our allies. And God bless the United States of America.

Thank you. God bless you. Thank you very much. (Applause.)

END – 1:55 P.M. CEST

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227 Responses to President Trump Warsaw Speech to Poland From Krasinski Square – Transcript…

  1. magagirl says:

    This was AMAZING!! Saint John Paul II is smiling from heaven. “We want God!” Yes sir!!

    Liked by 14 people

    • Minnie says:

      🙏 God and Family ❤️

      First and foremost, for ever and ever!

      Something the enemy (whoever they be – libs, terrorists) will NEVER understand.

      Liked by 7 people

  2. jbrickley says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed the POTUS treated like a rock star in a foreign nation before.

    Liked by 11 people

  3. rosh2002@rocketmail.com says:

    The best speech a US President has given in Poland – and with spirit – deserved, for Poland

    Liked by 10 people

    • olderwiser21 says:

      Agreed. That speech was incredible. I hear tones of Stephen Miller again. Love that man and love the way President Trump is able to deliver the words so convincingly. Could it be he actually “believes” what he is saying??? YES! Love Our President.

      Liked by 3 people

  4. American Made Man says:

    So very proud of our President!!!!
    MAGA / MPGA

    Liked by 6 people

  5. PDQ says:

    I work with people from Poland…we do many, many teleconference meetings together. The accent when they chant Donald Trump is so familiar to me…chills, I got chills…this is wonderful.

    Liked by 11 people

  6. ray76 says:

    This speech, like his Palm Beach speech last year, is stupendous. What makes them great speeches is that he lays out a world view, a foundation, the ideas which inform policy.

    Liked by 10 people

    • Marti says:

      “he lays out a world view, a foundation, the ideas which inform policy”.
      Ray: yes, agree – an entire concept that was missing from any speech Hillary ever gave. She blamed her staff for her failures – but it is the candidate that gives the staff direction, guidance – a vision. She had no vision….other than “I want more power, it is my turn and I hate Donald Trump” – hard to make that into a cogent campaign message.
      Steve Miller is a brilliant speech writer – but this is Trump’s vision !

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  7. All the old Pollock jokes makes sense now. The liberals always make fun of who they fear. They wanted the Polish to be seen as dumb…the dumbest ever. Appears they were feared because they love freedom.

    Liked by 10 people

  8. MVW says:

    The heart of the ‘Globalists’ and the ‘Islamists’ needs to be brought out into the daylight. Who are these enemies at the top of the Globalist and Islamist directing the war against our freedom?

    Who are they? Whoever they are they need to be dealt with. Who are they?

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    • Marti says:

      “Whoever they are they need to be dealt with. Who are they?”
      They are the Elite rulers, the richest families in the world, the banking Elites. They spend millions keeping themselves in obscurity, hidden behind the curtains so they can execute their diabolical plotting and planning with impunity.
      They are simply using (and funding) the radial muslims as muscle to accomplish their objectives….a very LONG game.
      MVW is right. A little sunlight wouldn’t hurt anything at all.

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  9. Mike diamond says:

    I’m very proud of our president,after 8 years of the dark ages we have a real president !!!!!!! And God bless Poland !!!!!

    Liked by 8 people

  10. MaineCoon says:

    I again listened to President Trump’s speech and this time I followed along reading the transcript.

    The words are powerful. I kept thinking what the Poles were feeling as they listened.
    I thought about the Polish article I posted yesterday on Jared telling of his Polish Jewish grandparent who were holocaust survivors. I pulled a book from the shelf that I’d purchased at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem entitled “To Bear Witness – Holocaust Remembrance at Yad Vashem. I wanted to find Warsaw in the book.

    Flipping through were chapters entitled Ghettos-The Final Solution-Transports and Extermination in the Death Camps-The Liquidation of the Ghettos. Then I saw a handwritten letter labeled Warsaw.
    It describes what Poland has been through in WW II.

    This is why President Trump will be the Poles leader in their hearts. He understands what happened to the Poles. He will always be there for the Poles.

    This is transcribed verbatim.
    ——————————————–
    Warsaw

    Tuesday, I don’t remember the date. I know its July. My nerves are fraying.

    Im still in Warsaw and Im also working in the factory. In Warsaw, hell is continuing. In Warsaw, the progrom is continuing. The victims are endless. The deportations continue non-stop. 200,000 people have already been deported from Warsaw and its almost sure that no one will be spared. Today is Tuesday. I’m very nervous as I write this letter. Im always glancing into the yard to see if the gendarmes have come or whether people came in. Our postal services are working. If your letter is returned to you, youll know that Ive been deported or that Im not among the living. If it isn’t returned, then youll know that I received it. It seems to me that few days remain for me to live in Warsaw, but if I survive, Ill try to get in touch with you. Don’t despair, my little one, because it cant be any other way. I already gave one letter to someone but I don’t know whether he sent it. In that letter, I described everything to you. I’m sure that if you were in Warsaw, youd would get a job as a hairdresser at the factory. I don’t have the stamina for it and I cant do it because I’m afraid to go into the street. Little Yaakov and his whole family have already been deported. Elisha has almost certainly been departed, too. Yaakov was already in the car but Solek, a policeman, saved him. I don’t know what to do: to go there myself or to wait for the ghastly death. In Warsaw, its becoming more and more crowded. They check your passes. You can get a pass only at 5:00 a.m. As for food, a kilo of potatoes costs 25 zloty. One cucumber costs 5 zloty. I drink boiled water. What can I tell you? People race from street to street because the houses are being taken for the use of factories. They haven’t yet taken our house on Dzielna Street. I don’t go there at all. The house on Franciszkanska Street is still empty but they can take it at any time. When I work at the factory, I earn enough money to buy four cucumbers a day. And whats going to happen later? Don’t be amazed about my haphazard writing. I cat concentrate and I’m in a rush. Im standing and looking into the yard to see whether people are running there. Don’t budge from where you’re staying with the girl and don’t dare go out. Heaven forbid. I have one request: stay alive. Maybe well see each other again some time. Maybe, but I strongly doubt it. Don’t cry, my little one. Im kissing you a thousand times. If you have a little time during the day, put Lilke on your lap and tell her that her father loves her more than [he loves] life. If you do that, itll be much, much easier for me. If only we could see each other one more time. In my heart of hearts, I want it so badly. Afterwards, Ill be able to die. I won’t regret losing my life. And maybe, when I go to that unknown place, maybe ill be lucky to find a job and have a slice of bread. Just now I got word that theyre going to take the house on Franciszkanska Street. I don’t know if its true. If it is, Ill voluntarily report for deportation tomorrow morning. Ill take my warm underwear, summer clothes, and all the hairdressing equipment, and leave everything else to its fate. Imagine my emotions. Every little thing that we had was dear to us and well kept. For what purpose have I been put to such suffering? And now, where am I going? Where? If I knew where so be it. But here they send you to an unknown place where they make you into fat or fertilizer. It’s a good thing that you didn’t see how skinny Ive become. For the last time, stay healthy for me. You are my two beloved souls and apart from you I have no one on earth. I have a request of you: if there was a dark corner in our lives, forgive me. It was out of pleasure. I loved only you; apart from you and the girl I never saw anyone.

    A thousand kisses. You can write a letter even though no letter to [address] has reached us. Czernowitz, Soviet Union, 2 Sebastopolskaya Street. I’m taking one of you letters with me on the way because you must have the second letter. If I find things difficult, Ill throw my things away, but not that.

    Kisses, kisses, and kisses, for you and for Lilah.

    Don’t cry.

    Maks Bromberg

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    • Minnie says:

      Thank you for sharing, MaineCoon.

      It is infuriating and gut-wrenching to read those words.

      My heart is heavy for the multiple tortures Poland endured at the hands of the enemy.

      They are a proud, strong, resilient people, many of whom I call friends.

      ❤️

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      • MaineCoon says:

        YW. It really gave me perspective as to what Poland and the entire area endured. 6M Jews (gypses too) exterminated. I expect every Pole in the crowd had family members or knew Jews killed. With Merkel having been brought up in East Berlin (I think) and served in the communist party, I do not think those party lines are really gone fron her “training”. Understandably Poles dislike Germany and what was communist Russia (Kremlin).

        This is why President Trump’s speech would have reached their hearts. I’m glad they have his assurance of the USA backing — and Meekel knows too.

        Liked by 3 people

      • dalethorn says:

        At the heart of that enemy was the same evil that exists now in the hearts of our own enemies here in the USA. CNN et al are just their PR and propaganda arms, but behind their smokescreens are powerful people who have likely sold their souls in a commitment to destroy our American values and traditions. When Trump speaks like this, those values and traditions are palpable – we can really sense what they mean and how vital they are. When Trump says that no matter how much power we have in money and weapons, that we cannot succeed unless we have God and his Will to do right embedded in our hearts and culture, you can bet your future on it. We pledge our lives, our fortunes (fates), and our sacred honor to this cause.

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  11. Donna of Oregon says:

    Nice speech. No wonder the Polish people are worried about an invasion of foreigners.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. kallibella says:

    Our great President held a rally in Poland, and the Polish people showed up!!!!
    Awesome!

    Liked by 4 people

  13. pam2246 says:

    Proud of our nation! Proud of our President!

    Liked by 5 people

  14. MaineCoon says:

    Re-posting Donna’s post. The article on Jared’s paternal grandmother escape of a Jewish ghetto. Quite a story.

    This trip would have been quite moving for Jared and Ivanka.

    Donna Kraft says:
    July 5, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    This is why the Poles love Kushner. http://forward.com/news/breaking-news/373954/jared-kushner-family-legend-in-novogrudok-belarus/

    Liked by 3 people

  15. moondrops says:

    I visited Poland with my Granny in 1974. It was the only time she went back after the Russians invaded and sent them to a forced labor camp in Karabash, Siberia. Granny had a sister in Poland and one of her sons hid in the woods and did not get scooped up by the Russians.
    In 1974, under the Soviets, everything in Poland was gray. All the buildings were utilitarian, Russian issue gray. I noticed that the women wore very bright clothing. It was the year of the swirly two toned skirt. All very bright colors, some of which seemed to clash even. That was the compensation for the grayness everywhere.
    Melania wore the perfect dress for Poland!

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    • Minnie says:

      Thank you!

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    • Stephan says:

      Beautiful image!

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    • That explains the shoes! I wondered why she had chosen shoes that even I could tell did not go with the colors in her dress. Thank you, moondrops. Such marvelous background information!

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    • sunnydaze says:

      That’s pretty interesting, moondrops. Cuz I was really wondering about those jarring colors on FLOTUS’ dress! That blotch of red, WTHeck?! And I usually don’t pay attention to these things, At. All.

      Thanks for that insight.

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    • RC says:

      Many traditional Polish clothes sport lines of bright ribbons appliquéd on a more somber navy, dark brown or green foundation.

      Melania’s dress captures the essence of this design idea, with a dark-blue base dress, while enlarging the ribbons from a traditional 1″ width of bright-blue, to 1.5″ / 3″ / 6″ of pink. Then, unexpectedly, the skirt takes off with an abstract flower.

      In effect, our First Lady paid a gorgeous tribute to Poland’s traditional dress.

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  16. Great photos!!!!!! Looks like another Donald Trump rally lololololll
    Take THAT you scumbag media!!!
    Nobody will stop our POTUS. His love of life, God, freedom, and his fellow man are infectious!

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  17. Minnie says:

    Not sure if this has been mentioned, yet.

    Mr. President has a montage video on his personal Twitter account, which succinctly sums up his remarkable speech in Poland earlier today.

    I do not have capabilities to post it here.

    Nice, concise production.

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  18. Landslide says:

    Gave credit on other thread, but will say it again—Great job, Stephen Miller! We appreciate all that you do and are honored to listen to these speeches which come, in large part, from your brilliant mind and good heart. I could hear your voice in many parts of it. You are serving your country in such a significant way. God bless the speech writer/s and God bless the speech deliverer! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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  19. Stephan says:

    How many times I crossed myself during my listening of this inspirational speech I do not know, but the sincere thankfulness I feel for the unifying spirit of our president has grown tremendously. His (and his speech writer’s) ability to teach, inspire and solidify our shared experience of the fundemental TRUTH of our Western cultural promise of freedom is a message from a higher source. AMEN

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  20. decisiontime16 says:

    Is this not the BEST!!

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  21. MTeresa says:

    The West became great not because of paperwork and regulations but because people were allowed to chase their dreams and pursue their destinies.

    Best. Quote. Ever.

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  22. Gov Jay says:

    The POS Marxist community organizer would be lecturing them about “income inequality” while getting paid $400K for the speech…

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  23. I have been on conference to Warsaw a couple of times. As honest as the day is long, I have had the finest food in Krasinski Square, TWICE. Really. And that is up against some pretty stiff competition. Once was in 1993, and it had not long been independent. Dover sole. The freshest I have ever had. It’s awesome place. But the rest of Poland is quite new. It seems that it was only Krasinski Square that was not destroyed.

    Anyhow, it is great to see the USA embrace it’s true friends, and those with whom we share common bonds, and to put them first on our agenda. Our more traditional allies have pretty much “cold shouldered” us, despite our over payment to NATO. We should let May and Merkle know that they are our friends and allies, but our close bonds are now with others who we share a greater vision of the future. Other nations who love this new president include Croatia, Slovakia, Moldova, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, The Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. They know the EU has failed them, because they want to destroy them. Eastern Europe is our new ally, and I couldn’t be more proud of DJT, our president, and a great, incredible human being.

    Lets ignore all the guff, the MSM, the lies, the distractions, and focus on the policies that will restore our nations to the greatness they desire. Obama has gone, the Clintons have gone, Merkle is on her way out, and the EU is dying on the cross of it’s own over-reach and bureaucracy. The Globalists are crumbling. Soros is in panic mode, and media have self destructed. We don’t need them. We never needed them. So lets just ignore them, roll up our sleeves, and let’s get this done.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      I couldn’t agree with you more. Let’s go forward with the people and places that have the same vision and dreams.

      If we can figure out how to do it with new allies, it’ll be a blessing, not only to us, but – *possibly* , in some distant future, to old allies who dropped the ball.

      I’m totally ready to put Western Europe aside for Eastern Europe.

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    • dalethorn says:

      I knew of many great composers, mathematicians, astronomers and others from Poland from my growing up years in the 1950s. But it was one obscure Polish man who developed a calculation-result method that came to be known as “Polish Notation”, which Hewlett-Packard implemented in the late 60’s as “Reverse Polish Notation”, that changed my life. I can’t explain here just how big of a deal this development was at the pre-dawn of the personal computer revolution, so I’ll just say “Imagine a room with a big table in it, with a bunch of engineers sitting around that table – engineers from many different sciences – all working feverishly to develop the next generation of engineering computer programs using that Polish Notation.” I was very privileged to have been there.

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      • mrsblar says:

        Thank you for that.
        My Papa, a cavalryman and in the corps of engineers in WWII, really hated and could not comprehend the ignorance of Polish jokes in the 60s. It hurt him and thus hurt me. He worked his way up to aerospace at North American Aviation and the Apollo Program. Your story reminds me of his lifelong brilliance. At 82 he was teaching me the trig and Calc that enabled me to be an Algebra teacher for 25 plus years. He gave me a strong foundation in the Lord and His wonders. His Polish passion remains deep in my heart till we meet again in Glory.

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  24. I couldn’t help thinking that at home, we don’t trust the polls at all. But in Europe, we love and trust the Poles.

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  27. I’ve enjoyed all the comments on Melania’s dress and shoes today.
    When I saw her green suede coat and scarf and then today her beautiful, colorful fitted, flared dress with suede rose shoes, I was enthralled with the talent God has given this woman. The lines of communication must be great between the FLOTUS and the host countries b/c she has been able to pick out the perfect hues of any color that is being worn by the host countries First Ladies. It’s uncanny! AND what a compliment (complement also) to her counterparts.
    FLOTUS Melania is truly the most influential US Ambassador we have been fortunate to be blessed with in many, many decades.

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  28. keebler AC ovfefe says:

    I know this was posted before on the first page of the thread, but I wanted to put it here on a fresh page…..because you know how we have two lions running together of PDJT and El Si Si? We now have our duo of Stunningly Gorgeous First Ladys! Outstanding! I’m in awe.

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  29. BT in SC says:

    Phew… [wiping sweat from brow]. Made it to my branch without getting severely maimed by shoes, after pointing out the too full skirt, way above. Thank you Treepers, for seeing what I saw, earlier. Still luv, luv, luv our entire Trump family! And, finally, before retiring for the night, Thank You God for giving us the right man at the right time, President Donald J. Trump. Please keep watching over him – and His family – as they continue working for us, the forgotten men and women, out here who are doing our best to be your faithful servants. Amen.

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    • Deb says:

      Amen!

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    • keebler AC ovfefe says:

      I loved her dress! It’s one of those dresses that don’t do well in a static photo. As she walked or wind caught, the fullness of the skirt swayed like a classy bolero. Michelle would not pick a dress like that where the bodice line was so clean and simple and understated. It might have been serendipity that the strong pink shade matched the Polish First Lady but I loved the palette of the two of their outfits but I’m almost certain the red insignia was a heart symbol to match her love of Poland and the red in their flag. Melania communicates with her lovely outfits and sends a special message each time. She’s so lovely 🙂

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  30. Marti says:

    We are experiencing greatness in our lifetime. Don’t feel bad if your friends and/or family don’t appreciate Trump. Usually only a small percentage of the people really understand what is going on.

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    • Maquis says:

      We can thank Sundance that we Treepers have such a lovely window seat on the incredible History playing out in our own time.

      Such a blessing is this Treehouse!

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  31. Mike diamond says:

    President trump is taking care of business for the USA,the first lady is beautiful !!!!

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  32. jim says:

    IIRC, Roger Kimble was with the Never Trumpets at one time.

    Here’s the beginning of his article on Trump’s speech:

    If you want to know why Donald Trump will go down in history as a great president, listen to (or read, when it is available) his speech in Krasinski Square, Warsaw today.

    Yes, there is a lot of the usual diplomatic persiflage: “Thank you, President Duda. Thank you, Poland.” But be an adult and distinguish the gem from the setting. While the anti-Trump press was busy running stories warning about “unease in Brussels” over Trump’s visit to Poland, Trump once again totally outflanked his critics. Those who have ears, let them hear:

    https://pjmedia.com/rogerkimball/2017/07/06/trumps-warsaw-uprising/

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  33. RAC says:

    How good is your imagination ?
    Average
    Good
    Very good
    Incredibly good
    Superlatively good
    OK try to imagine the clinton witch getting a reception like that
    Ha ha ha Keep trying

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  34. bkrg2 says:

    Trump was amazing. What a speech! Calling out rest of Europe to get onboard. So happy for my brothers and sisters
    Signed, 100% Polish-American

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