Five of the nine hideouts featured in the exhibition ‘Hideouts. The Architecture of Survival’ are in today’s Ukraine, with Russia’s invasion of the country giving the exhibition an added poignancy.
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Inside archaeologists came across bullets belonging to both German and Soviet troops leading researchers to believe it could have been the site of fierce fighting in 1944.
The director of the Shem Olam Institute in Israel which took the artefacts said: “The task of transferring the tefillin was done secretly but under the noses of the authorities.” Warsaw City Hall says it is now investigating and added it was “a crime” to not report valuable and historical items found at construction sites.
Nestled against the Lithuanian border, Suwalszczyzna (for the sake of simplicity, let’s refer to it from now on as the Suwałki region), is more than a complex mass of randomized letters.
The reconstruction at the site of the Nazi leader’s Wolf’s Lair HQ, used archive documents, photographs, witness testimony and the knowledge of local guides to recreate the room as it was in July 1944.
The Krysia bunker, named after the Polish word for hideout ‘kryjówka’, was the largest hiding place for Jews outside the Warsaw Ghetto, the longest lasting and the largest rescue operation of its kind in occupied Warsaw. On the National Day of Poles Saving Jews, TFN’s Stuart Dowell looks back at the place now marked by only a small remembrance plaque.
If the Cold War had gone hot, scientists would have weathered the storm in what is now one of Warsaw’s strangest tourist sights.