WARNING! GRAPHIC IMAGES: Seventy-eight years ago this week, Germans carried out one of the most shocking, depraved and grotesque incidents of the Holocaust: they took away all the children aged under 10 in the Łódź Ghetto and murdered them.
The Germans planned to turn Auschwitz into a model Nazi town, and in doing so planted trees.
"We are honouring the fallen in this unequal fight and paying homage to all Holocaust victims," the Polish prime minister wrote in a letter read out during observances of the 77th anniversary of a prisoner revolt at the Treblinka Nazi death camp on Sunday.
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.