The dig at an old orangery in the palace grounds in the village of Minkowskie is being carried out by the Silesian Bridge Foundation which says it has a war diary written by a Waffen SS officer at the end of the war.
Treasure hunters say they have located 10 tonnes of Nazi gold worth nearly half a billion pounds that was stolen by SS chief Heinrich Himmler at the end of WWII in order to establish a Fourth Reich.
Erected at the end of March 1942, the canteen was where members of the SS garrison would go to eat, drink and be entertained after clocking off from killing shifts. Dagmar Kopijasz from the foundation that is trying to save the building, said it was an integral part of the camp as much as the red-brick buildings of the Auschwitz main camp and the wooden barracks of Birkenau.
The New Yorker magazine on Monday updated an article it published on the prosecution of Holocaust historians in Poland that has caused outrage in the Central European country.
Writing in The New Yorker last week, columnist Masha Gessen, who suggested the Polish nation had been responsible for the Holocaust, defended herself saying the Polish interpretation "ran against the rules of linguistics and logic.”
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.