Observations marking the 80th anniversary of the first transport of Polish prisoners to the WWII Nazi-German Auschwitz death camp in Oswiecim, southern Poland, will be held on June 14, with holy masses celebrated on the occasion, the Culture Ministry has said.
Over 1,000 men, women and children were slaughtered in an area on the outskirts of the town of Chojnice in north Poland by Hitler’s executioners who later burned the bodies in ditches.
The Roma Association in Poland has published the first guidebook for visitors to the former Nazi German Auschwitz death camp. Its goal is to present the history of Roma inmates murdered in the camp.
Six vigil lights were lit on Tuesday at the memorial site of the Nazi-German Auschwitz death camp in southern Poland to commemorate six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. In 1951, the Israeli parliament instituted April 21 as Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Fifty thousand people visited Poland's Auschwitz Museum in March thanks to virtual online visits, the former Nazi German death camp's authorities announced on Twitter on Thursday.
The unique collection sent to WWII Polish diplomats known as the Ładoś Group who tried to save the Jews from being murdered, was acquired from a private owner in Israel thanks to the efforts of the Polish Embassy in Bern and Markus Blechner, a Polish honorary consul in Zurich.
The pictures provide invaluable evidence on life in a camp that went largely un-photographed.
A biography about Witold Pilecki, the Polish war hero who volunteered to go to the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp and then warned the world about the Nazi death machine, has been granted the Costa Book of the Year award.
Sixty percent of Poles positively assess the actions taken by President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on the international stage after Russian President Vladimir Putin verbally attacked Poland, according to a survey by IBRiS pollster.
The remembrance of the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp is important or very significant for 94 percent of the Polish people, according to the results of a Kantar poll commissioned by a Jagiellonian University lecturer.