A biography about Witold Pilecki, the Polish war hero who volunteered to go to the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp and then warned the world about the Nazi death machine, has been granted the Costa Book of the Year award.
Sixty percent of Poles positively assess the actions taken by President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on the international stage after Russian President Vladimir Putin verbally attacked Poland, according to a survey by IBRiS pollster.
The president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), Ronald Lauder, is to deliver a speech at ceremonies marking the 75th liberation anniversary of the German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, to be held at the camp's former site in southern Poland.
Poland's chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich has told PAP that Holocaust remembrance, a terrifying symbol of which Auschwitz-Birkenau is, must never be used for the sake of political games.
Locals have known for decades that the aircraft had come down in the forest as fragments of it were often being found scattered across the ground. But the fact that the wreckage still contained human remains came as a surprise to the historians.
Fifty-four delegations representing countries and international organisations have confirmed their attendance at January 27 observations of the 75th liberation anniversary of the Nazi-German Auschwitz death camp in southern Poland.
The Polish League Against Defamation, ahead of ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi German death camp Auschwitz, has sent information to 8,000 news outlets in the United States, Germany, France and Russia, stressing the use of correct nomenclature related to the death camp.
Thirty-one state delegations have confirmed they will attend observances marking the 75 anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi German death camp, to be held on the site of the former camp, in southern Poland, on January 27.
Names of over 60 percent of the 400,000 prisoners registered in the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz have been established, announced the Auschwitz Museum on Friday. Work on the database is being carried out by the memorial site's digital repository.
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.”