Around 10,000 coins dating back 200 years were found in the basement of a Kraków building sometimes called the “House of the Abbott” and had been stashed in linen bags which had long since decayed away.
Poland's onetime anti-communist opposition and the communist era's political victims were honoured in a Saturday ceremony at Warsaw's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Letters on the occasion were sent by President Andrzej Duda and PM Mateusz Morawiecki.
As part of the project entitled People not Numbers, Jewish residents of Czarny Dunajec, southern Poland, and other localities who were murdered during WWII, will be commemorated with a monument inscribed with their names.
The rare photos provide fascinating snapshots on the life of a front-line pilot who took the fight to the Nazis.
The so-called Ładoś List, named after the head of Polish war time delegation in Switzerland, includes names of people who received fake Central American passports prepared by Polish diplomats in Bern as a way to escape the horrors of the Holocaust.
During WW II, the Germans kidnapped up to 200,000 ‘racially suitable’ Polish children for adoption by senior Nazis. In a harrowing, exclusive interview, TFN speaks to the son of one of the ‘Lebensborn’. What makes his story unusual though, is that with no real family of her own in Poland, Dariusz Dziekan’s mother quickly got back in contact with her German adopted mother after the war and Dziekan grew up knowing this woman simply as Grandma.
Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kamiński, during a visit to the United States, was given declassified Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) materials on the fall of communism in Central European countries.
The first German concentration camp established outside the Third Reich, the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Austria saw around 30,000 Polish intelligentsia murdered. The total number of victims is estimated at anywhere from 72,000 to 122,000. PM Morawiecki said that “if the memory goes away, it is as if we have provided suffering twice to those who survived the unimaginable hell.”
The Spellbound Foundation say that 88-year-old alleged sorceress Anna Kruger who was burned to a crisp in front of a baying crowd after having been found guilty of witchcraft by a panel of local councilmen, was probably just ‘misunderstood.’
Just why Piekarski wanted the king dead was never found out but for his actions the would-be assassin suffered horrific consequences.