This was where angels feared to tread. But changes have been meteoric. If Praga was once a byword for abandonment and decay, today it has become a calling card for the very concept of urban regeneration.
Inside a bar thick with smoke, babble, and antique booby traps, I lost myself in the cacophonous atmosphere, gazing helplessly at a barmaid in a tight tiger print top. I’d fallen in love: with her, with Kazimierz, with Kraków and with Poland.
The 79th anniversary of the closure of a Roma camp in the World War Two Jewish ghetto in Poland's central city of Lodz, known as the Litzmannstadt Ghetto, was marked online on Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The couple from the village of Wysoka, about 30 kilometres from Kraków, risked their lives by taking in Polański who was 10 at the time after he had escaped along with his father from the Kraków Ghetto in 1943.
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.
Some 150 Jewish gravestones have been unearthed during construction work in the south-eastern Polish town of Leżajsk.
The grim discovery by construction workers in the town of Leżajsk, southern Poland, has been described as one of the largest in recent times, with many of the ‘matzevot’ retaining their original colours and painted lettering.
Lodz in central Poland on Monday marked the International Roma and Sinti Genocide Remembrance Day in the city's World War Two Jewish ghetto, better known as the Litzmannstadt Ghetto. Over 5,000 city's inhabitants were killed by the Germans.
The discovery described by museum staff as "exceptional" was made during conservation work on shoes that make up part of the permanent exhibition at the Auschwitz museum.
The exhibition explores the fascinating and tragic history of a city district that refused to die.