As an artist, Józef Mehoffer was one of the main representatives of the Young Poland (Młoda Polska) modernist period around the start of the 20th Century, leading up to the restoration of Polish independence in 1918. His work spanned painting, book illustration, furniture design and stained-glass windows.
“For most people who were imprisoned in the ghetto, Radegast Station was either the first thing they saw after arriving or the last they saw of it before their death. The whole ghetto passed through this point.”
A clean-cut hero with a secret mission, an impossibly beautiful femme fatale, personal drama, sacrifice and shocking brutality. On the eve of its premiere in Warsaw, TFN’s Stuart Dowell meets the producers behind new epic film The Messenger (Kurier).
There are more than 200 of them and each bears the words: “A place sanctified by the blood of Poles killed for the freedom of their homeland”.
The plane, used by Chief Commander of the Polish Armed Forces in 1943-44, General Kazimierz Sosnkowski, was transported from Canada to Poland. After World War II the aircraft was operated by a Canadian airline and later was placed in a museum.
The Polish Air Force and Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) in Żagań, west Poland, will mark the March 24-falling 75th anniversary of the World War II mass escape of Allied pilots from a German POW camp in the area.
A wreath from Polish President Andrzej Duda was placed at a commemorative plaque near the entrance to the University of Warsaw's main campus on Friday to mark the 1968 student protests that triggered an anti-Semitic campaign by the then communist government.
The diary offers detailed lists of each of the eleven treasure caches. One is said to contain 28 tonnes of gold while another contains 47 works of art including works by Botticelli, Rubens, Cesanne, Carravagio, Monet, Durer, Raffael and Rembrandt.
The find in southern Poland appears to challenge existing beliefs about how the Neanderthals used open spaces. Scientists thought that Neanderthals living outside caves rarely settled there for long, at least not until later, alongside homo sapiens. For this reason, they rarely left behind larger numbers of tools.
US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that today we celebrate the 274th anniversary of the birth of Polish and American hero Kazimierz Pułaski.