The welded-shut containers containing SS documents and personal belongings including a model train set were part of a treasure haul of around 70 boxes and packages hidden by one or more German families in a walled-off basement of a building in the Lower Silesian city nearly 80 years ago.
Swedish parliamentarian Bjoern Soeder has repeated his call for the Swedish government to return to Poland the 1506 Laski Statute, currently held in the special collection of the Uppsala University Library.
Discovered in the archives of the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum in London, the two deciphered telegrams show reports by Polish army units that the German army had crossed the Polish border on the outskirts of Rybnik alongside a large group of German tanks an hour earlier than attacks on Wieluń and Westerplatte.
Entitled ‘The Secrets of Station 14: Briggens House, SOE’s Forgery and Polish Elite Agent Training Station’, the book tells the history of Briggens House in Roydon, Essex, and the team of forgers established there in 1941 by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) on the orders of Churchill to “set Europe ablaze”.
The 4,300-year-old tomb was discovered in the Egyptian village of Saqqara where, according to hieroglyphs engraved on the tomb’s façade, Egyptologists managed to determine that it belongs to a man named Mehcheczi.
The director of Poland’s National Security Department Stanislaw Zaryn said: ”These are people who function within the framework of diplomatic status, but de facto conduct intelligence activities against Poland.”
VIDEO: Entitled ‘Polskie Historie Kresowe’ (Polish Kresy Histories), the series begins with a 10 minute film entitled ‘Lwowski Antoni, Ostoja polskiej tradycji i wiary’ (Lviv’s St Anthony, Refuge of Polish Faith and Tradition), which presents a brief historical outline and contemporary insight into Lviv’s Parish Church of St Anthony and its Polish roots.
Polish historians have discovered how the commandant of Hitler’s concentration camp for Polish children in Łódź got away with his crimes after the war and lived a cushy life until old age in Munich.
While examining documents in private collections, historians from the Museum of Polish Children - Victims of Totalitarianism found eight letters written by children who had been imprisoned in what was called the Preventive Camp for Young Poles of the Security Police in Łódź (Jugendverwahrlager der Sicherheitspolizei in Litzmannstadt).
The haul of 383 ID cards and three insurgent passes is more than twice as many as the entire collection that the museum has built up over several decades, with museum sources saying the batch may be worth as much as one million złotys. But the identity of the donor remains a mystery.