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.
The Gliwice Museum in Gliwice, southern Poland, has been nominated for the European Museum of the Year (EMYA) award for its Upper-Silesian Jewish Remembrance House project, the museum said on Tuesday.
Jewish communities from the US city of Pittsburgh and the Israeli region of Karmiel are beginning a partnership with the Jewish community in Warsaw, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote on its website.
The so-called Ładoś List, named after the head of Polish war time delegation in Switzerland, includes names of people who received fake Central American passports prepared by Polish diplomats in Bern as a way to escape the horrors of the Holocaust.
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust has unveiled a plaque commemorating Poles who saved Jews during the Second World War under a tree dedicated to Poles at the museum's Pan Pacific Park.