The 17th-century diary of Melchior Lucas, stolen during the Second World War, has returned to Poland and has been handed over to the Wrocław University Library.
Learning of the sale, Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage quickly verified the diary’s authenticity before intervening and asking the auction be put on hold.
By the end of 1918, the insurgents had taken most of the Poznań area, and by January a large part of the Wielkopolska region was under their control.
The candle, which was found by a Polish man whose father had taken it from the synagogue and who planned on returning it to the Jewish community after the war, has now been handed over to the International Shem Olam Centre, a group dedicated to researching the Holocaust.
EXCLUSIVE: The simplistically beautiful cards were created by some of Poland’s leading illustrators who became known as the Polish School of Illustration.
Simcha Rotem fought against the German Nazis in 43 and would later fight in the Warsaw Uprising.
Bought by the Royal Castle in Warsaw for an undisclosed price, director Professor Wojciech Fałkowski said the painting by the court artist of Poland’s last king arrived in Warsaw six days ago.
In a candid interview with TFN’s Patrick Ney, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki talks for the first time on camera about his teenage years and opposition to communist authoritarianism. Regularly interrogated, beaten and harassed, Morawiecki faced death threats and persecution. This interview was given to mark the 37th anniversary of one of the worst massacres during Poland's Martial Law, the massacre at the Wujek mine on the 16th December, 1981. As the son of leading activist, Kornel Morawiecki, the Prime Minister's story is relatively unknown even in Poland. Until now. Watch this interview (Polish with English subtitles) to discover the full story.
In 1946 Rajchman called for a fund to be created to help children. On his initiative, around 30 million medical examinations and 17 million tuberculosis vaccines were provided in 22 countries around the world between 1948-1951.
Joanna Kocemka-Żebrowska from the Topografie Foundation which organised the event said: “We wanted to tell this story from many angles and give an outlet for many voices. When most people think of the history of Łódź, they think of the nineteenth century and the different cultures that lived alongside each other, but there is a more recent and tragic story that hasn’t been told.”