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.
Polish President Andrzej Duda's speech at commemorations of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau former Nazi German death camp will present the truth about how the Holocaust and the liberation of the camp came about, said his aide, Andrzej Dera, on Friday.
Poland's Sejm (lower house of parliament) adopted a resolution on Thursday commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz Nazi German concentration and extermination camp's liberation and marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Tuesday announced that he would not attend the January 23 World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, but would come to Poland for January 27 observations of the 75th liberation anniversary of the Nazi-German Auschwitz death camp.
Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, visited on Tuesday the site of the former Nazi German Auschwitz death camp in southern Poland. Pelosi was accompanied by Polish Sejm (lower house) and Senate speakers.
German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on Saturday described Russian attacks on Poland as "casting a shadow" over ceremonies marking the 75th liberation anniversary of the Auschwitz Nazi German death camp, and stated that Poland was the war's first victim.
A ceremony commemorating Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who before the end of WW2 saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from deportation to Nazi German death camps, will be held in Warsaw on Friday, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Paweł Jabłoński told PAP.
Hebrew-language Israeli daily Maariv wrote on Friday that Polish President Andrzej Duda had met with representatives of Poland's Jewish community and recalled his decision to boycott the World Holocaust Forum 2020 in Jerusalem.
Twenty-two states delegations will attend observances marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration camp of Auschwitz, to be held on the site of the former camp, in southern Poland, on January 27.
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and three former inmates of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz on Friday attended ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation at the former camp's site.