A book by Polish writer Andrzej Stasiuk, translated into Hungarian by Lajos Palfavi, was presented on the first day of the PesText literary festival in Budapest. The festival focuses on literary works of Visegrad Group artists.
WARNING! GRAPHIC IMAGES: This incomprehensible human tragedy was planned and executed by the Germans at a concentration camp set up on the edge of the Łódź Ghetto for the specific purpose of abusing, humiliating and tormenting Polish children.
After months of meticulous research, author Sylwia Winnik gathered together eight accounts of children who spent part of their childhood in the German prison in occupied Warsaw for her new book Dzieci z Pawiaka (The Children from Pawiak). TFN’s Stuart Dowell met her to find out more.
With clues suggesting that Auschwitz beast Josef Mengele may have also stood trial in the little town of Świdnica, author Agnieszka Dobkiewicz said: “Something extraordinary happened in 1946 in a small town near Gross-Rosen, something that stands to change our knowledge of Mengele’s immediate post-war life. Certainly, it now seems plausible that he returned to this former concentration camp because of an unfinished affair…”
In his book ‘Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II’, author Roger Moorhouse describes and analyses in detail the atrocities committed by the Germans during the first stage of World War II, overthrows myths related to the September Campaign, and assesses the role of Great Britain and France.
Debrief host John Beauchamp speaks to the author of a new book in English about Princess Daisy von Pless, an English-born noblewoman who lived the high life in what is now southern Poland at the turn of the 20th century.
Ahead of her times in many ways, Princess Daisy von Pless’s legacy still resonates in south-west Poland.
The tower is designed to be “a social platform for learning and development”.
TFN talks to Filip Gańczak, author of a history of Jan Sehn, the man who prosecuted some of history’s most infamous Nazis.
The book Carmen, by Prosper Mérimée, which includes sketches signed by Picasso was gifted to his friend Stanisław Dawski, also a renowned artist.