Eminent Polish-Jewish composer and pianist Władysław Szpilman was a household name in pre-WWII Warsaw, but it was his miraculous story of survival during the war that would later form the basis for the Oscar-winning film ‘The Pianist’.
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According to the French real estate agents, the house in Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse, around 40 km from Paris, which includes tapestries and terracotta from the Curies’ era, needs an extra EUR 200,000 in renovation.
Researchers at Warsaw’s University Library came across the strand inside Thomasinus de Ferraria’s Sermones Quadragesimales during work on the manuscript.
Hidden from the Swedes, looted on the orders of Empress Catherine of Russia, spirited away down the Vistula three days before the Germans entered Krakow in 1939, evacuated to Romania, then to France, Britain and finally to Canada, the tapestries are one of Poland’s most important treasures and a symbol of its tumultuous history.
Mikołaj Wozniak from Gniezno hopes to raise public awareness of Poland’s historical musical traditions in a more accessible way, bringing it to people in Poland and abroad who are unfamiliar with the subject. From next week, all films will also have English subtitles.
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It is not Poland, the victim of World War II, that must "overcome its history" in order not to upset relations with Germany, Polish deputy foreign minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sek wrote in an article posted on Thursday on the Brussels-based portal Politico.
BBC, on Saturday, presented a programme about August Agboola Browne, a Nigeria-born jazz musician, thought to have been the only black participant in the Polish defence war in September 1939 and the only black participant in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.
Barbara Wojnarowska was saved from the hell of the Warsaw Uprising only to land in hell on earth. Auschwitz. As a little girl Barbara fell into the hands of the so-called 'Angel of Death' Dr Josef Mengele. A warped, sadistic crusader for the Nazi's racial insanity, Mengele subjected his victims to cruel and pointless experiments. Barbara was one of the children he choose to torture.