The Russian army's shelling of a Kharkiv cemetery containing the graves of victims of Stalinism was intentional, PAP's reporter in the city has said.
Where once many would have sought to defend such landmarks as valuable historic relics, it is Russia’s own actions that have seen this resistance significantly diluted, says TFN’s Alex Webber.
A Red Army memorial has been demolished in the north-western Polish city of Koszalin by unidentified perpetrators, the police have reported.
Titled Żyd, Sąsiad i Pies (Jew, Neighbour and Dog), the free two-hour tours at the site of the Płaszów concentration camp where an estimated 8,000 Jews were killed during WWII, have sought to open dialogue with local residents whilst simultaneously educating them as to how to use the site in a way that is respectful of Jewish burial laws.
In June 2020, Marek Suchocki from the Regional Muzeum of Jadów established the Jadów Historical Society where he quickly began taking an interest in the restoration of the village’s Scottish cemetery.
A burial of Torah scrolls at the Lodz cemetery, central Poland, on Sunday, marked the beginning of observations commemorating the 77th anniversary of the liquidation of the World War II Litzmannstadt Ghetto in the city.
Snuck away west of Leszno and with a population of just 14,000, ‘the greatest little town you’ve never heard of’ sits largely forgotten by the rest of the nation. And that’s good!
With between 50 to 70 cars being used on the grounds of the city’s largest cemetery every day, the International ‘Last Mile’ project hopes to reduce disruption to other visitors.
Correspondent Paweł Żuchowski had been at the Arlington National Cemetery with his son Wiktor to lay flowers at the grave of a Polish-born soldier of the US Marine Corp who died in Afghanistan in 2008 when they saw the President and First Lady walking towards them.
Often mysterious and ethereal, the mood in Łukasz Lenkiewicz’s photos crosses boundaries that are serene, surreal, wistful and dreamlike. Along the way, his discoveries – which he says run into several hundred – have ranged from the intriguing and creepy to the downright bizarre.