Filmed in 1947, the harrowing The Last Stage by Wanda Jakubowska about the notorious Auschwitz death camp used former inmates and locals from Oświęcim as cast and extras.
Holocaust survivors, Roma people from all Europe, Polish officials and foreign diplomats will visit the former German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp on Aug. 2 to attend observances marking the 75th anniversary of the liquidation by Germans of the Gypsy camp.
The main international events to mark the 75th anniversary of liberation of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau will be held on January 27, 2020 on the site of the former camp, Polish Ambassador to Israel Marek Magierowski has said.
The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz, about Polish soldier Witold Pilecki, by former war correspondent Jack Fairweather has received very positive reviews, Grzegorz Mazurowski from the Pilecki Institute has told PAP.
The American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician Jesse Jackson will be the guest of honor at ceremonies marking Roma Genocide Remembrance Day, which will take place on August 2 at the former Nazi German Auschwitz II-Birkenau death camp.
In an exclusive interview for TFN, Jack Fairweather, the author of a new biography on Witold Pilecki, talks about his reasons for writing the book, and Pilecki’s legacy.
The powerful new installation is intended to recall the camp’s infamous striped uniforms while the mirrored surfaces reflect the surrounding nature, evoking a sense of freedom.
Witold Pilecki has gone down in history as one of Poland’s most celebrated heroes. One of the best-placed witnesses to the annihilation of European Jewry perpetrated by Nazi Germany and later executed by Communist authorities, Pilecki’s incredible story is now the subject of a new book.
When Stanisława Leszczyńska arrived at Auschwitz what she discovered went beyond any normal description of horror. Volunteering to work in the camp’s hospital as a midwife, she set about defying its murderous intent by bringing life to thousands of babies. Now, using intimate family accounts, records and photos, her great-niece Maria Stachurska, who is mother of successful sports trainer Anna Lewandowska, is turning the incredible story into a powerful new documentary.
On May 16, 1944, the Germans intended to liquidate the Gypsy Camp by murdering the prisoners. Around 6,500 Sinti and Roma are believed to have been gassed at that time, but the SS’s plans were thwarted by the revolt.