Entitled To Conquer Typhus, the film’s producer Bogdan Miszczak said: “When I started looking for information on Dr Weigl, I came to the conclusion that we could not have thought of a better hero.”
Saul Dreier and Ruby Sosnowicz are not typical men. In 2014, approaching their tenth decade, they took the age-defying decision to set up a Klezmer ensemble so they could “sing for the 6 million who died” and spread a message of peace and love.
Poland has honoured a Pole and a Hungarian who together saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust in Hungary during World War Two.
VIDEO: The new film Śmierć Zygielbojma (The Death of Zygielbojm) released this week tells the story of an investigation by a British journalist into the life of Szmul Zygielbojm and his attempts to expose Nazi Germany’s war crimes.
Made famous by Agnieszka Holland’s film In Darkness, archaeologists in the city of Lwów also found the remains of personal belongings leading one to exclaim: “I immediately had the impression I had broken into someone's apartment."
Aviva Landau was due to visit Poland from Israel this month for the first time since leaving just after the end of the war and was keen to contact the family of her rescuer she remembers as Anna. But all she had was an old address scribbled on the back of an envelope…
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’.
Israel and the US have criticised a bill adopted by Poland's lower house on Wednesday, since, in their opinion, it would prevent former Polish property owners, including Holocaust survivors and their descendants, from regaining their property.
Irmgard Dirksen who lives in a nursing home in Pinneberg in the Schleswig Holstein region, was a teenager when she worked at the Stutthof concentration camp where over 11,000 Jews, Poles and Russians were murdered by the SS.
Poland's Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) issued a statement on Saturday rebutting a Los Angeles Times article that attributed to Poland complicity in the Nazi Holocaust.