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Poland: Video Reactions to the Deadly Plane Crash

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Poland, Russia, Breaking News, Disaster, Governance, Politics

Following the shocking news [1] of the death of President Lech Kaczyński and 95 other officials, Poland starts the official week of mourning. Next to an enormous amount of reactions in various online venues, video messages present themselves as a very powerful tool to express the feelings of the nation.

Natalia10odd [2] posts her poem, including an English translation:

Bettymegami [3] pays tribute to Lech Kaczyński:

Sasuuka [4] reminds us of the faces and names of all the victims of the plane crash:

The most striking is this simple message of the Polish flag, a black ribbon and the Polish national anthem starting with lyrics ‘Poland is not vanished, until we are alive…’ in the context of its title – ‘In memory of the victims who died on April 10, 2010″ uploaded by gucio3417 [5]: