Conceived 80 years ago this week, the fictitious radio station at Majdanek informed fellow prisoners about the latest whippings by SS guards or who had died of typhus, but also included radio theatre and education programmes aimed to raise morale and bolster resistance.
At today’s handover at the Treblinka death camp memorial museum, IPN chief Dr Karol Nawrocki said that the objects “are not just evidence of the crimes committed by the Germans but also evidence of victory over amnesia.”
Entitled ‘The girls from KL Ravensbrück’, the bilingual exhibition juxtaposes two worlds, that of youthful freedom before the war and the hell of the camp through a display of 4,000 personal objects from the women collected over several years by the museum.
Killed on this day in 1944, Kocjan played a vital role in demystifying Nazi wonder weapons and is credited with saving London from further destruction.
After months of meticulous research, author Sylwia Winnik gathered together eight accounts of children who spent part of their childhood in the German prison in occupied Warsaw for her new book Dzieci z Pawiaka (The Children from Pawiak). TFN’s Stuart Dowell met her to find out more.
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