Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergei Andreev will head the Russian delegation at January 27 commemorations of the liberation of the Nazi-German death camp of Auschwitz in southern Poland. The camp was liberated by the Red Army on January 27, 1945.
Polish Deputy PM Jacek Sasin said on Thursday that "since the conference in Jerusalem looks like a Russian-inspired event, it would be very bad if the Polish president took part in such a propaganda meeting."
Names of over 60 percent of the 400,000 prisoners registered in the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz have been established, announced the Auschwitz Museum on Friday. Work on the database is being carried out by the memorial site's digital repository.
During WW II, the Germans kidnapped up to 200,000 ‘racially suitable’ Polish children for adoption by senior Nazis. In a harrowing, exclusive interview, TFN speaks to the son of one of the ‘Lebensborn’. What makes his story unusual though, is that with no real family of her own in Poland, Dariusz Dziekan’s mother quickly got back in contact with her German adopted mother after the war and Dziekan grew up knowing this woman simply as Grandma.
The first German concentration camp established outside the Third Reich, the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Austria saw around 30,000 Polish intelligentsia murdered. The total number of victims is estimated at anywhere from 72,000 to 122,000. PM Morawiecki said that “if the memory goes away, it is as if we have provided suffering twice to those who survived the unimaginable hell.”
The ‘Teraz ’43’ project gives new life to haunting images of those in forced into the Ghetto.
Scientists at Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin are studying four skulls to try to determine where the men came from in biogeographic terms, their eye colour and hair colour.
The most surprising object discovered in the canal in Sochaczew is a WWII plaque with the words “The Governor of the District of Warsaw” written on it in German.
The find was the result of a hunt by the Institute of National Remembrance for victims of Nazi terror.
Eighty yeas ago famed pianist Władysław Szpilman played Chopin as German bombs rained down on Warsaw.