Using the social media platform to teach young people who don’t want to read books, Tova Friedman said: “Here they are, listening.”
Operation Arsenal, which took place 80 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.
The Museum of Warsaw is taking a look at the rebuilding of the Polish capital after World War II. After the city was decimated by the German occupiers, all that was left was rubble and a population of under 20,000, down from 1.3 million before the war.
A high-living bon vivant, Karol Jaroszyński’s youth was characterised by wild spending and long nights in Europe’s most glamorous casinos. And then he literally broke the bank of Monte Carlo by winning 774 kilos of gold at the roulette table.
Dating from the 11th and 12th centuries, the objects include a mysterious lead amulet, a bronze horse, weapons, ornaments made of silver, lead and copper alloys, items of everyday use such as knives, and silver coins.
The sketch in oil was painted by Jan Matejko in around 1874 as a preliminary study for his iconic work Prussian Homage and offers a fascinating insight into the artist's creative process.
An exhibition devoted to the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Rising, in which Warsaw's Jewish population rose up against the Nazis, opened on Friday in the government-run Centro Sefarad Israel institute.
Some 80 years after his death, Ciapek has found himself standing alongside Poland’s other hero animals after having his story immortalised courtesy of an animated film produced for the Institute of National Remembrance.
How do we know what the past sounded like, even though there wasn’t any recording equipment or other such audio gadgetry back in the 19th century and beyond?
Contained in a transparent glass container, documents in German bearing the date 1864 and coins from the second half of the 19th century can be seen.