Specifically renovated to coincide with the 200th anniversary of “modern” Łódź this year, with its elegant interiors and beautiful works of art, the palace is like ‘a time machine’, oozing with the splendour of the age.
Captured by Kazimierz Lelewicz, a prolific photographer who between 1945 and 1948 took hundreds of images documenting the death and subsequent resurrection of the city, 75 years on, his photographs are a poignant testament to both the realities of war and the steadfast determination to rebuild anew.
One of the largest ever hauls of treasure from the Roman period to be found in Poland and the largest ever in the Lublin region has been uncovered in Hrubieszów near Lublin.
The 1,753 coins spread out over farmer Mariusz Dyl’s field near Lublin and described as ‘the Crown of Polish Archaeology’, are one of the largest ever hauls of treasure to be found in Poland and the largest ever in the Lublin region.
Deciding the newly rebuilt palace interfered with their architectural concept, post-war planners placed the 8,000-tonne, 65-metre-long and 18-metre-wide palace on 16 tracks and then spent 49 days moving it to its current location.
TFN looks back on the arrest 75 years ago of 16 key members of Poland’s underground state, and the blow it delivered to the restoration of democracy.
The gory details revealed that they were laid in shallow wells, which were then plastered over and sometimes reopened so that certain body parts could be removed, or so that earlier remains could be moved to make room for new corpses.
Operation Arsenal, which took place 77 years ago today, was to go down in history as one of the most daring prison breaks of the Second Word War. And yet few have ever heard of it. TFN's Joanna Jasińska looks back at the events surrounding one of WWII's lesser-known bitter-sweet triumphs.
Now under construction at the Aluship shipyard in Gdańsk, the futuristic Mayflower will be 15 metres long with solar panels covering its aluminium hulls and will be able to hit a top speed of 10 knots per hour.
The Krysia bunker, named after the Polish word for hideout ‘kryjówka’, was the largest hiding place for Jews outside the Warsaw Ghetto, the longest lasting and the largest rescue operation of its kind in occupied Warsaw. On the National Day of Poles Saving Jews, TFN’s Stuart Dowell looks back at the place now marked by only a small remembrance plaque.