Discovered in the archives of the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum in London, the two deciphered telegrams show reports by Polish army units that the German army had crossed the Polish border on the outskirts of Rybnik alongside a large group of German tanks an hour earlier than attacks on Wieluń and Westerplatte.
Composed for his last European project, the six handwritten manuscripts are from a project entitled “Moja słodka europejska ojczyzna” (My sweet European homeland) which Komeda established in 1967 in the German city of Baden-Baden on the theme of Jazz and Poetry.
Created in 1946 as part of a post-war nationwide school project, the pencil and crayon images obtained by TFN show the full, terrible experience of war from the perspective of children.
The third woman in the world and first European to reach the peak of Mount Everest, the exhibition entitled ‘Passion, hardship and a love for the mountains – Wanda Rutkiewicz on unknown photographs’ presents previously unpublished photos held in the Polish Press Agency’s archives.
In this episode of The Debrief, we take a look at how a team of scientists have decided to create a library of historic smells.and their historical significance in an attempt to develop a new interpretation and a new narrative to describe the artefacts.
In this episode of The Debrief, we find out more about a Polish film dating from the 1930s which has just been unearthed at the German Bundesarchiv in Berlin.
Made in 1931 by surrealist Warsaw artists Stefan and Franciszka Themerson, the anti-fascist film ‘Europa’ was intended to reflect an atmosphere of horror and all-pervading societal decline as Hitler rose to power in Germany.
The Arolsen Archive in Germany is trying to trace relatives of Janusz Klinkowski who died days after the end of the war after being released from the Neuengamme camp near Hamburg.
Compiled as a warning about today’s internet surveillance, the 150 never-before-seen photos cover a wide range of Poland’s communist secret police activities between 1944 and 1989 and reveal the sometimes drastic measures authorities took to keep ‘enemies of the state’ under control.
Firefighters in Kraków have been battling a blaze that broke out in the city’s archives for 36 hours.