Risking everything Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from the murderous clutches of the Holocaust in occupied Warsaw.
A documentary about Henryk Sławik and Jozsef Antall Sr., a Polish politician and a Hungarian government commissioner, respectively, who saved around 5,000 Polish Jews in Hungary during WWII, will have its premiere in Katowice, south Poland, on Monday.
Poland’s ambassador to London has said some Poles collaborated with German occupying forces during the Second World War but stressed that their “attitudes were not dominant or typical of Polish society.”
In response to accusations of historical revisionism by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the Polish Embassy in the UK retorted that among the six million Jews that died in the Holocaust, three million were Jews of Polish citizenship.
Often defined by its associations with the Auschwitz concentration camp, the town of Oświęcim is in the process of discovering a thriving new identity.
When Samuel Willenberg was 70 years old, he enrolled on a sculpture course and turned his experiences into art by creating 15 sculptures that show traumatic events that he either witnessed or was directly involved in at the German extermination camp.
The main observations of the 75th liberation anniversary of the World War Two Nazi-German death camp Auschwitz launched on Monday afternoon on the camp's memorial site in southern Poland.
Polish President Andrzej Duda opening the main ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation by the Red Army of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz paid tribute to the six million Jews killed there and in other camps, ghettos and places of executions.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said in Oświęcim, southern Poland, on Monday that "we remember" that Poland and the Polish people were the victims of WWII, and that Nazi Germany authored, planned and implemented the Holocaust in Poland and in other places.
TFN looks back on the life and times of Menachem Begin, and how his life in Poland shaped his political career.