Poland's chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich has told PAP that Holocaust remembrance, a terrifying symbol of which Auschwitz-Birkenau is, must never be used for the sake of political games.
In a coalition of force, PM Mateusz Morawiecki, President Andrzej Duda and a group of internationally renowned historians have published articles in international media highlighting Russia’s falsification of WWII history.
Locals have known for decades that the aircraft had come down in the forest as fragments of it were often being found scattered across the ground. But the fact that the wreckage still contained human remains came as a surprise to the historians.
Appearing in a new two-part documentary to be screened on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the extermination camp’s liberation, Auschwitz Untold in Colour aims to bring the horrors of the Holocaust to contemporary audiences “so that we never ever forget the atrocities of the past.”
In an interview with UK daily The Financial Times on Wednesday, Polish President Andrzej Duda accused Russia's Vladimir Putin of spreading "historical lies" ahead of observances of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi-German death camp Auschwitz.
Fifty-four delegations representing countries and international organisations have confirmed their attendance at January 27 observations of the 75th liberation anniversary of the Nazi-German Auschwitz death camp in southern Poland.
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Tuesday announced that he would not attend the January 23 World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, but would come to Poland for January 27 observations of the 75th liberation anniversary of the Nazi-German Auschwitz death camp.
Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, visited on Tuesday the site of the former Nazi German Auschwitz death camp in southern Poland. Pelosi was accompanied by Polish Sejm (lower house) and Senate speakers.
In today’s Politico magazine, Morawiecki wrote: “Renewed attempts to paint Poland as a perpetrator, rather than a victim, can’t be tolerated. Russian historical propaganda regarding World War II is an unworthy lie and a deceitful attempt to blame others for the Soviet Union’s actions.”
There would have been no Holocaust if there had been a Polish state at the time, Deputy Foreign Minister Jarosław Sellin told a meeting of the European Jewish Association in Kraków, southern Poland.