After a decade of negotiations, the city has now taken possession of the 19th century synagogue and has vowed to safeguard it as an important element of Jewish cultural heritage by restoring it to its former glory and transforming it into a Jewish Cultural Centre.
The mayor of Warsaw has led a memorial service at the city's Warsaw Ghetto Uprising monument for the millions of people who died during the Holocaust.
Commonly cited as one of the most iconic reconciliatory moments ever captured on camera, on this day 50 years ago the West German Chancellor, Willy Brandt, sank to his knees in Warsaw in atonement of his nation’s wartime atrocities.
Polish President Andrzej Duda unveiled a statue of Solidarity trade union co-founder Anna Walentynowicz in Kiev on Monday.
On Friday, the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in the USA, in front of the monument to Polish victims in Warsaw's Skaryszewski Park, a ceremonial laying of wreaths and flowers took place.
I assumed the alter ego of a creature called Alain the Alien before proceeding to startle train passengers, knock on random doors, emerge from bushes and hand out Martian masks to local kids. Rarely have I been the subject of such love and fear, and yes, I absolutely loved it.
The report by Eurostat shows that Poland out-spent countries such as Italy, France, Spain and the UK, proportionally, on cultural services including supporting national monuments, funding for museums, theatres and art programmes.
Seeking to arouse feelings of respect while giving a clear message to future generations, the team behind it chose to meet the challenge by designing “monumental glass casts” in which “silhouettes of soldiers on a 1:1 scale would be placed in cuboids”.
The building at 126 Chmielna Street is not only a rare reminder of what central Warsaw looked like before the war, but also bears the scars of the city’s 20th century history.
As world marks International Monuments Day, TFN looks at some of Poland’s finest.