The annual March of the Living commemorations in Poland, a tribute to those who perished in the Holocaust, has been postponed due to the coronavirus threat in Poland, the organisers have yet to announce a new date.
Often defined by its associations with the Auschwitz concentration camp, the town of Oświęcim is in the process of discovering a thriving new identity.
Polish President Andrzej Duda said after meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky that Poland demands that Russia stop violating international law and that full territorial integrity of Ukraine be restored.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin in Oświęcim, southern Poland, on Monday paid homage to Witold Pilecki, the Polish war hero who volunteered to go to Auschwitz and then warned the world about the Nazi death machine.
Locals have known for decades that the aircraft had come down in the forest as fragments of it were often being found scattered across the ground. But the fact that the wreckage still contained human remains came as a surprise to the historians.
During WWII the synagogue was destroyed by Hitler’s marauding troops. The chandelier was discovered during an archaeological dig in 2004 on the former site.
Fed up with the Nazi shadow hanging over his hometown of Oświęcim, a music journalist started The Life Music Festival. Eight years on and it brings star acts from around the world.