TFN takes a pictorial look back at Poland’s most famous cycling race.
The 28th European Heritage Days (EHD) will take place in Poland over the next two weekends on Sept. 12-13 and Sept. 19-20. The organisers have planned close to 600 events throughout Poland under the slogan "Moja Droga" (My Way).
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.
Just a few centimetres long with a visible snout and ears, the figurines were discovered at the settlement from around 3,500 years ago encircled by a monumental stone wall – which captured researchers’ interests because it is the oldest of its kind in this part of Europe.
In response to articles appearing in Newsweek and the Onet news portal recalling the memories of a Red Army doctor held in a POW camp which he describes as ‘hell on earth’, in a three-page letter to the CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Media, Morawiecki said that ‘no one is allowed to relativize history’ and ‘we cannot allow the true picture of this war to be distorted.’
Historians plan to publicise a key battle in European history, which is still little known outside Poland.
The exhibition explores the fascinating and tragic history of a city district that refused to die.
Jewish tombstones were used to line the banks and bottom of the lake.
The building at 126 Chmielna Street is not only a rare reminder of what central Warsaw looked like before the war, but also bears the scars of the city’s 20th century history.
TFN talks to Filip Gańczak, author of a history of Jan Sehn, the man who prosecuted some of history’s most infamous Nazis.