On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German Stutthof concentration camp on Saturday, Polish President Andrzej Duda, Deputy PM and Culture Minister Piotr Gliński, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz and his German counterpart Heiko Maas honoured its victims.
After surviving German anti-partisan operations and Majdanek, Aleksandra Barysawa was sent to Auschwitz with her mother.
In the darkest recesses of Hitler’s hellish concentration camp system, four young Polish Girl Guides were desperate for the world to know about the barbaric experiments that were being carried out on them.
Poland opposes denial or distortion of the history of the Holocaust and is determined to respond to any attempts to use the Auschwitz liberation anniversary for political purposes, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said in Berlin on Monday.
Britain will donate a million pounds to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Fund in contribution to the maintenance of the Nazi-German death camp's memorial site in southern Poland.
Polish President Andrzej Duda opening the main ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation by the Red Army of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz paid tribute to the six million Jews killed there and in other camps, ghettos and places of executions.
On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi-German death camp, TFN’s Stuart Dowell travels to the site where over 1 million people were murdered to meet survivors and to hear their harrowing recollections.
The Washington Post on Sunday wrote about Witold Pilecki, the Polish war hero who volunteered to go to Auschwitz and then warned the world about the Nazi death machine, in connection with the 75th liberation anniversary of the Nazi-German Auschwitz death camp.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay met in Oświęcim, southern Poland, on Monday ahead of the main observances marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau liberation.
The detailed descriptions that the group wrote of German crimes made their way to the Polish underground and eventually to the International Red Cross, the Vatican and the Polish government-in-exile in London. Twenty-seven were later found by one of the writer’s daughters after being hidden for decades in some old furniture.