Begun at around 9am on the 22nd of July, the executions carried out by a special death commando unit saw prisoners shot dead in their individual cells before being herded together and killed en-masse. Others were gunned down in the castle’s corridors and courtyard.
Generously filled with dramatic archways, lavish churches, semi-secret corners and revamped tenements, it’s enough to just wander without aim and let the hours slip away.
It’s hoped that the state-of-the-art exhibition will raise awareness of this largely forgotten Nazi killing facility once Covid restrictions are lifted.
After months of meticulous research, author Sylwia Winnik gathered together eight accounts of children who spent part of their childhood in the German prison in occupied Warsaw for her new book Dzieci z Pawiaka (The Children from Pawiak). TFN’s Stuart Dowell met her to find out more.
Poland's eastern city of Lublin on Wednesday marked the 76th anniversary of the liquidation of Majdanek, a death camp where Nazi Germans killed around 80,000 people, including 60,000 Jews between 1941 and 1944.
After surviving German anti-partisan operations and Majdanek, Aleksandra Barysawa was sent to Auschwitz with her mother.
Written by an AK soldier in the camp the messages provide priceless information on the workings of one of the Nazi’s most notorious facilities.
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.
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday commemorated Nazi Germany's World War II Aktion Erntefest, which saw the mass shooting of over 18,000 Jews at the Majdanek concentration camp in Lublin, eastern Poland.
The victims of Nazi Germany's World War II Aktion Erntefest, which saw the mass shooting of 18,000 Jews at the Majdanek concentration camp in Lublin (eastern Poland), was remembered by ceremonies in the city on the event's 76 anniversary on Sunday.