The welded-shut containers containing SS documents and personal belongings including a model train set were part of a treasure haul of around 70 boxes and packages hidden by one or more German families in a walled-off basement of a building in the Lower Silesian city nearly 80 years ago.
When Jeffrey Cymbler heard from Yad Vashem that an official ceremony was not possible as no living relatives of the Poles who had saved his Jewish family could be found, he set out to find them.
At the entrance to the shrine, Polish archaeologists also discovered a Greek inscription saying: “It is improper to boil a head in here.”
An exhibition which highlights the history of the Gdańsk shipyard from its early days in the 19th century is on at the European Solidarity Centre.
A student of veterinary medicine at the Poznań University of Life Sciences, Martyna Pietrzak has been classified as a ‘professional’ due to having access to a laboratory as well as possessing personal knowledge as to how to safely handle bacteria.
Titled Szybowcowa ’87, the app which is part of the IPN’s push to make history more understandable and accessible to younger generations allows users to step back in time and explore a printing house hidden inside an apartment on Wrocław’s Szybowcowa street.
VIDEO: The photographic-quality images from the Warsaw Mummy Project show a woman of North African appearance with a striking gaze.
Today marks the 104th anniversary of Poland regaining independence after centuries of foreign rule.
The son of war hero Witold Pilecki has brought a legal case against the State Treasury for PLN 26 million (EUR 5.53 million) for the harm his father suffered under communism.
The repatriation of Władysław Raczkiewicz, August Zaleski and Stanisław Ostrowski began on November 3rd in the UK and will conclude on November 12th when they will be laid to rest in a newly established mausoleum in Warsaw.