The Roma Association in Poland has published the first guidebook for visitors to the former Nazi German Auschwitz death camp. Its goal is to present the history of Roma inmates murdered in the camp.
The go-ahead to reopen comes 53 days after the castle closed its doors in March and is part of the second stage of what the government is calling ‘defrosting the economy’.
After surviving German anti-partisan operations and Majdanek, Aleksandra Barysawa was sent to Auschwitz with her mother.
Six vigil lights were lit on Tuesday at the memorial site of the Nazi-German Auschwitz death camp in southern Poland to commemorate six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. In 1951, the Israeli parliament instituted April 21 as Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Fifty thousand people visited Poland's Auschwitz Museum in March thanks to virtual online visits, the former Nazi German death camp's authorities announced on Twitter on Thursday.
The unique collection sent to WWII Polish diplomats known as the Ładoś Group who tried to save the Jews from being murdered, was acquired from a private owner in Israel thanks to the efforts of the Polish Embassy in Bern and Markus Blechner, a Polish honorary consul in Zurich.
The annual March of the Living commemorations in Poland, a tribute to those who perished in the Holocaust, has been postponed due to the coronavirus threat in Poland, the organisers have yet to announce a new date.
Exclusive English-language interview with Krzystof Kosior, great-grandson to Witold Pilecki. Pilecki has been called Poland’s greatest hero. He volunteered to go IN to Auschwitz, survived 900 days there and escaped.Murdered after the war by the communists, his body has never been found, his family condemned to eek out a survival in disgrace.In this exclusive interview go behind the myths and public legend of this extraordinary hero and find out the true story of how his family lived with communist repression, keeping Pilecki’s story alive until - in a free Poland - it was ready to assume its place as one of the most extraordinary stories of heroism, tragedy, bravery and courage the world has ever seen.
Posting a message on its website, the Museum where over 1 million people died at the hands of occupying German forces said it “recommended travel agencies and organizers of trips to the Memorial to desist from the arrival of people from places found to be infected.”
The Fighting Poland symbol gave succour to Poles living under the German occupation during World War Two, and it is still daubed on walls in towns and cities across the country.