Published in English, ‘Warsaw Ghetto Police: The Jewish Order Service during the Nazi Occupation’ by Holocaust academic Dr Katarzyna Person is the tragic story ‘of people who are placed in an impossible situation during war and the decisions they make.’
On the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, Alex Webber looks back at the fate of the Polish families and travellers who were on board when the ship hit an iceberg and sank on this day 109 years ago.
Poland's WW2 ambassador in Japan, along with a large group of Polish diplomats in the country, helped save Jews from the Holocaust, an oriental studies expert told PAP on Tuesday.
The president of the World Jewish Congress has added his weight to condemnation of an article published inThe New Yorker magazine that implied Poland was complicit in the Holocaust.
Erected at the end of March 1942, the canteen was where members of the SS garrison would go to eat, drink and be entertained after clocking off from killing shifts. Dagmar Kopijasz from the foundation that is trying to save the building, said it was an integral part of the camp as much as the red-brick buildings of the Auschwitz main camp and the wooden barracks of Birkenau.
The New Yorker magazine on Monday updated an article it published on the prosecution of Holocaust historians in Poland that has caused outrage in the Central European country.
Writing in The New Yorker last week, columnist Masha Gessen, who suggested the Polish nation had been responsible for the Holocaust, defended herself saying the Polish interpretation "ran against the rules of linguistics and logic.”
Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sek has said that an article by The New Yorker is a scandalous story that tries to place on Poland responsibility for the extermination of Jews during World War Two.
AJC, a global Jewish advocacy organisation, on Saturday criticised an article published in the New Yorker magazine whose author purported that Poland and the Polish state were responsible for the deaths of 3 million Jews during WW2.
Among the Poles there were the greatest number of those who really helped Jews during the Holocaust, President Andrej Duda said.