TFN talks to Mirosław Nizio, the man who has reinvented the museum experience as we know it.
After months of meticulous research, author Sylwia Winnik gathered together eight accounts of children who spent part of their childhood in the German prison in occupied Warsaw for her new book Dzieci z Pawiaka (The Children from Pawiak). TFN’s Stuart Dowell met her to find out more.
With clues suggesting that Auschwitz beast Josef Mengele may have also stood trial in the little town of Świdnica, author Agnieszka Dobkiewicz said: “Something extraordinary happened in 1946 in a small town near Gross-Rosen, something that stands to change our knowledge of Mengele’s immediate post-war life. Certainly, it now seems plausible that he returned to this former concentration camp because of an unfinished affair…”
Taken in the 1930s by a tourist to what was then Schloss Fürstenstein the pictures provide historians with valuable information on the castle’s interiors.
The Culture Ministry will join forces with local authorities in administrating the Gross-Rosen Museum on the site of the World War II Gross-Rosen Nazi-German death camp in southern Poland.