On the 76th anniversary of her death at Auschwitz-Birkenau on October 23, 1943, TFN’s Stuart Dowell looks back at the mysterious case of Franceska Mann.
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.
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 documents which date from January to October 1945 and include hand-drawn maps, intelligence briefings and instructions on how to deal with the advancing Red Army have been called historically important.
President Andrzej Duda and US Vice-President Mike Pence will visit the memorial site of the former Nazi-German death camp of Auschwitz in southern Poland on Friday, Duda's office informed on Monday.
PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Sunday during ceremonies marking the 74th anniversary of liberating the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz by Soviet troops that the Polish state vows to guard the truth about the Holocaust.
An exhibiton of 21 paintings by Polish Auschwitz survivor Marian Kołodziej opened on Friday at the World War Two-dedicated Gdynia Museum in Axel, the Netherlands. Painted over 16 years, they were inspired by Kołodziej's tortuous experiences in the Auschwitz camp.
Representatives of the Association of Roma in Poland laid flowers on Wednesday at the remains of crematorium V at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in southern Poland.
"Auschwitz-Birkenau is a symbol of inhumanity, of trampling the values which are close to a human being. It sevres as a reminder to current and future generations so that the time of extermination be never repeated," the Polish lower house speaker wrote on Thursday.