The 72-year-old man in the small town of Górowo Iławeckie, 90km east of Elbląg, had been cleaning out his attic when he stumbled upon the semi-automatic pistol in his chimney’s smokehouse.
Among the Poles there were the greatest number of those who really helped Jews during the Holocaust, President Andrej Duda said.
A Warsaw court has ordered two prominent Holocaust scholars to apologise to a woman who claimed her uncle had been slandered in a historical book which suggested he had collaborated with the Germans and robbed a Jewish woman during WWII.
The Auschwitz Museum in southern Poland will remain closed to visitors until January 31 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the museum announced on Tuesday.
Baedeker’s sinister travel guide has been described as “one of the most extraordinary documents in the history of both travel literature and WWII”.
Set to undergo a one-year conservation process, the cipher machine was accidentally discovered by divers seeking out ‘ghost nets’.
On the night of November 27, 1942, Germans set about clearing all Poles from the Zamość region to make way for German and Ukrainian colonists. What made this even more tragic was the suffering of around 30,000 Polish children, an estimated 10,000 of whom died.
Poland on Monday held a commemorative ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the sealing off of the Warsaw Ghetto, which opened another stage of the implementation by Nazi Germany of the planned extermination of the Jewish nation.
The sixteen-kilometre wall was an ever-tightening noose around the Jewish district and a further stage in the Germans’ plan to exterminate all Jews in occupied Poland.
Dr. Dawid Kobialka, from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences said the grim discovery related to a massacre by Gestapo officers in the second half of January 1945.