Disguised as an electric stove, the Phillips radio was discovered under a removable floor tile below an old wardrobe at the address used by legendary underground courier Jan Karski.
Though lacking in overt attractions like a ‘Visit Me Old Town’, it’s got enough pleasures and treasures to make it quite special. In fact, I’ve actually started calling it The Special K.
Notable for hosting Polish émigrés including Jan Karski, Witold Gombrowicz and Czesław Miłosz, the house which belonged to General Władysław Sikorski’s secretary Walentyna Janta-Połczyńska, has been highlighted as a place of cultural significance by a local heritage society who want it included on the official register of monuments.
The New York Times (NYT) on Monday published a major article documenting the life of Walentyna Janta-Połczyńska, secretary and confidante to former WWII-era Polish Prime Minister in exile Władysław Sikorski, who passed away in New York in early April.
An exhibition honouring Jan Karski, a Polish Home Army (AK) soldier and a courier for the wartime Polish Underground State during WWII, who informed the Allies about the Holocaust, opened in Rome on Tuesday.
After smuggling himself into the Warsaw Ghetto, Jan Karski presented the West with microfilmed accounts of the horrors he witnessed.
Today marks the 18th anniversary of the death of Jan Karski, the man who told the Allies about WWII atrocities in German Nazi-occupied Poland.
The Ghetto Fighters' House in Israel and Polish WWII general Władysław Anders are the winners of this year's Karski Eagle Awards, a distinction granted to people and institutions promoting Poland's image and Polish-Jewish relations.