In September 1939, the long years of the fight for existence began said the Prime Minister during the celebrations.
Poland overcame the terrible heritage of World War II only after 50 years, when we began to build our modern freedom. We cannot close our eyes to that suffering he carried on.
As he pointed out,
on 13 September 1939, here in Frampol, we had to do with this barbarity in a particular way. The pilots dropped several hundred bombs here, destroying the city in 90%, and when they run out of bombs, they shot civilians from aircraft-mounted weapons, practising their aim said the Prime Minister.
Frampol was destroyed by the German bombers of Luftwaffe's 8th Air Corps, under General Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen. There was no military target in the city. That is why this bombing is often recalled as an example of unjustified terror of German aircraft units.