Polish Deputy PM Jacek Sasin said on Thursday that "since the conference in Jerusalem looks like a Russian-inspired event, it would be very bad if the Polish president took part in such a propaganda meeting."
The Israeli ambassador to Poland, Ben Zvi, said on Thursday that the Polish president's voice must be heard in Israel and the United States, as he referred to President Andrzej Duda's decision not to attend the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem on January 23.
Twenty-two states delegations will attend observances marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration camp of Auschwitz, to be held on the site of the former camp, in southern Poland, on January 27.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's accusations of Polish complicity in the outbreak of World War II falsify the historical truth and are driven by post-Stalinist revisionism, President Andrzej Duda said at Tuesday's sitting of the Cabinet Council.
There are no obstacles to Polish President Andrzej Duda's presence at the 5th World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on January 22-23 if Poland's conditions are fulfilled, Duda's chief aide Krzysztof Szczerski told Polish Radio One on Friday.
During WW II, the Germans kidnapped up to 200,000 ‘racially suitable’ Polish children for adoption by senior Nazis. In a harrowing, exclusive interview, TFN speaks to the son of one of the ‘Lebensborn’. What makes his story unusual though, is that with no real family of her own in Poland, Dariusz Dziekan’s mother quickly got back in contact with her German adopted mother after the war and Dziekan grew up knowing this woman simply as Grandma.
The first German concentration camp established outside the Third Reich, the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Austria saw around 30,000 Polish intelligentsia murdered. The total number of victims is estimated at anywhere from 72,000 to 122,000. PM Morawiecki said that “if the memory goes away, it is as if we have provided suffering twice to those who survived the unimaginable hell.”
It is important that German authorities have not forgotten the crimes committed by Nazi Germany on Polish territory during WWII, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said, referring to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz.
Five months after its release, British author Jack Fairweather's bookabout Auschwitz hero Witold Pilecki has become a best-seller andnominated for the presitigious Costa Book Award. Our host Patrick Ney catches up with Jack to find out...
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and three former inmates of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz on Friday attended ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation at the former camp's site.