Known as “Toledo”, the prison in Warsaw’s Praga district operated from 1944-1956, first being run by the Soviet NKVD, and later by Poland’s communist-era Ministry of Public Security.
The unique footage from 1927 showing builders at work and nobles being shown around was discovered by the Polish Army Veterans Association which took it during a pre-war tour they made of the city.
Poland's Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) on Friday commemorated the Sunday-falling 77th anniversary of the outbreak of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, in which Warsaw's Jews rose up against the Germans.
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.
Jewish tailor Moshe Bajtel had been friendly with his neighbours Aleksander and Sabina Smolak for years, so after escaping he went straight to the home of his long-time friend where he stayed for two years.
In a Wednesday press release, US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said "the United States welcomes the Polish Parliament’s passage of amendments to its Institute of National Remembrance Law."
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Saturday that the country's controversial anti-defamation law needs urgent correction as it causes problems in relations with the US and Israel.
This week in the British House of Commons there was a debate on the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) law (the “Polish anti-Defamation law”). The debate was called for by the Labour MP for Leeds North West, Alex Sobel, who is of Jewish descent.
"I positively assess today's meeting, the very fact these talks (took place - PAP)," Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko said on Friday following a meeting with Polish Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Culture Piotr Glinski.