Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, visited on Tuesday the site of the former Nazi German Auschwitz death camp in southern Poland. Pelosi was accompanied by Polish Sejm (lower house) and Senate speakers.
There would have been no Holocaust if there had been a Polish state at the time, Deputy Foreign Minister Jarosław Sellin told a meeting of the European Jewish Association in Kraków, southern Poland.
The Russian Defence Ministry on Friday accused Poland's World War Two Home Army (AK) resistance of exterminating Jews and Ukrainians in Warsaw prior to the city's 1945 liberation by the Red Army.
Foreign Ministry, presidential and foreign embassy officials on Friday in Warsaw commemorated Raoul Wallenberg, a Budapest-posted Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust in World War Two.
The stamps were hidden at the end of the war by Major Rudolph Wahlmann, a passionate philatelist. The filmmakers said they lied to locals as “we didn’t want to reveal the truth because we were afraid that it might end up like the Golden Train in Wałbrzych,” referring to the intense media interest in the search for a train supposedly containing wartime stolen art and gold.
The treasure found at the Old Synagogue in Wieliczka includes a silver cup, five candlesticks, the parts for four or five brass chandeliers, and two silver-plated candlesticks – but mystery surrounds who put them there.
Celebrations of the 23rd Day of Judaism in the Catholic Church, under the slogan "Remember to Celebrate the Sabbath Properly" will take place in Gniezno, western Poland, on January 16 – 21, the Warsaw Archdiocese press office told PAP on Thursday.
The Forum of Polish Jews has criticised the fact that representatives of states which signed the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact in 1939 will give speeches at the World Holocaust Forum to be held in Jerusalem on 23 January, whereas Poland's voice will not be heard.
Part of an ongoing project the temporary and transparent gravestones appear on grounds that were once Jewish cemeteries.
The Israel Hayom daily in its English edition on Friday wrote that during the Second World War the Polish government-in-exile supported actions taken by Ambassador Aleksander Ładoś to save Jews and allowed Jewish organisations to use the diplomatic postal service.