The Arolsen Archive in Germany is trying to trace relatives of Janusz Klinkowski who died days after the end of the war after being released from the Neuengamme camp near Hamburg.
Treasure hunters say they have located 10 tonnes of Nazi gold worth nearly half a billion pounds that was stolen by SS chief Heinrich Himmler at the end of WWII in order to establish a Fourth Reich.
To deal with the trauma he had endured, Thomas Geve recorded his memories by putting them on paper. Now for the first time, more than 80 of his sketches are presented alongside his narrative of events in The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz, written with journalist Charlie Inglefield.
Making generous use of archival materials and featuring in-depth interviews with authors, historians, professors, survivors and Holocaust descendants, the one-hour documentary titled ‘Polmission. The Passport Mystery’ lays bare the scale of efforts undertaken by Poland’s government-in-exile to rescue the nation’s Jews from near-certain death.
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.