After a local newspaper published a series of photos inviting readers to share their memories of ‘Polish Anna’, no one expected it would set in motion a train of online sleuthing which revealed her shocking wartime ordeal as a slave labourer in Nazi Germany and the destruction of her village in Poland as part of Hitler’s Lebensraum plan to exterminate Poles from the Zamość region.
The documents produced between 1939 and 1944 by the occupying German authorities in Łódź, came to light when a man living in the Bielany district of Warsaw who says he bought them at a market offered the collection for sale demanding PLN 59,000.
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.
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.
Eighty one years ago today, Nazi Germany attacked Poland, setting into motion the deadliest military conflict in history. But to justify war Hitler needed a reason – and that lay in a town called Gleiwitz.
Poles are today guardians of the truth about World War Two, that history lesson must also be read today, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during ceremonies to mark the 81st anniversary of the outbreak of WW II.
Polish President Andrzej Duda took part in an early morning ceremony in Westerplatte, near Gdansk, on Tuesday to mark the 81st anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two.
Officially known as the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism, August 23rd was chosen as it coincides with the date of the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, a 1939 non-aggression pact between the USSR and Nazi Germany which would see a German-Soviet carve-up of Poland.
The boulder was used to mark the location of the barracks of the soldiers of the 1st Company of the battalion known as the Führer-Begleit-Bataillon, with the abbreviation F.B.B., which was formed in 1939 to protect the Fuhrer at the front.
Among the remains researchers from the POMOST Historical and Archaeological Research Laboratory discovered weapons, tools, soldiers’ dog tags and medals identifying them as a paratrooper unit attached to Hitler’s Luftwaffe.