According to historical records, Marshall Edward Śmigły-Rydz died suddenly, allegedly of heart failure, while living undercover in Warsaw in December 1941. The initial results of this week’s exhumation show that at a depth of about 2.5 metres, a burial crypt was discovered, with a sealed metal coffin containing the remains of a man.
A pantheon of Poland’s greatest and a place of pilgrimage for Poles to give thanks to the achievements of earlier generations, it is estimated that over one million people have been buried in its sand and clay.
President Andrzej Duda and PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday commemorated the centenary of the 1920 Battle of Warsaw at a ceremony in front of a memorial to the battle's fallen in Warsaw's Powązki Cemetery.
,Sirens sounded throughout Warsaw at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, the exact time of the August 1, 1944, outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising against the city's Nazi German invaders, to mark the revolt's 76th anniversary.
With over 1 million graves, covering over 100 acres and dating back to 1790, Powązki cemetery is one of the oldest and noblest in Warsaw. TFN’s Jacek Borowski takes a look at some of the great and the good buried within its wall and the stories they have left behind.
A ceremonial roll call at the at the Pantheon of the Independence Underground Soldiers in Warsaw's Powazki Cemetery inaugurated nation-wide commemorations of the Cursed Soldiers National Remembrance Day observed on March 1.
A plaque honouring Franciscan nun Matylda Getter was unveiled on the 50th anniversary of her death at Warsaw's Powązki cemetery on Tuesday. Getter, Mother Superior of the Franciscan Sisters of the Family of Mary, helped save several hundred Jews during WWII.