The International Auschwitz Committee, which was formed in 1952, said that the German judiciary had failed to deal with former death camp staff for decades.
VIDEO: Situated in what is now the Lower Silesian town of Zgorzelec, Stalag VIII-A was first established on the eve of WWII to house Polish prisoners. In total, as many as 100,000 prisoners are thought to have passed through the gates, including composer Olivier Messiaen who wrote his masterpiece Quatuor pour la fin du temps while in captivity there.
For decades rumours of a haul of weapons buried by so-called ‘Cursed Soldiers’ at the end of WWII had been circulating around the village of Morawin northeast of Kalisz.
The Europa Nostra Award was given for highlighting the importance of continuing to educate people in Europe and beyond about one of the darkest episodes in 20th Century history.
New design aims to give peace a chance by changing a military base into a place of prayer.
WARNING! GRAPHIC IMAGES: This incomprehensible human tragedy was planned and executed by the Germans at a concentration camp set up on the edge of the Łódź Ghetto for the specific purpose of abusing, humiliating and tormenting Polish children.
The court ruled that the 93-year-old “took part in the whole mass murder, helping your commanders, watching people die of hunger, disease and entering the crematorium from which they never left. You had to see the corpses because the corpses lay everywhere.”
The exhibition explores the fascinating and tragic history of a city district that refused to die.
The release of the letters marks the 80th anniversary of the first transport of Polish prisoners to Auschwitz.
Jewish tombstones were used to line the banks and bottom of the lake.