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.
The fate of Greek Jews deported by Germans to the Auschwitz Nazi German death camp during WWII is presented through the stories of concrete people at a new temporary exhibition at the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau in southern Poland.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and US Vice-President Mike Pence are to visit the former Nazi-German death camp of Auschwitz in southern Poland on Friday, a symbol of Jews' extermination and the martyrdom of Poles and other nations.
If regulations were broken, I am convinced the relevant law enforcement services will take care of this, PM's Office head Michał Dworczyk said on Monday about the Sunday assembly of nationalists on the 74th anniversary of the Auschwitz camp liberation.
On the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, TFN’s Stuart Dowell explores previously unseen testimonies which have lain hidden in the Auschwitz Memorial archives for years, revealing how Hitler's SS slaughtered prisoners in the sub-camps of the Auschwitz complex before fleeing.