Tomasz Komenda, a Pole that was wrongly-sentenced to 25 years in prison for a murder he had not committed, will get a total of PLN 12.8 million (EUR 2.86 million) in compensation, a court has ruled.
Piotr Cywinski, director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, has written to the president of Nigeria requesting the pardon of a 13-year-old boy sentenced to 10 years in prison for blasphemy, Cywinski has tweeted.
WARNING! GRAPHIC IMAGES: This incomprehensible human tragedy was planned and executed by the Germans at a concentration camp set up on the edge of the Łódź Ghetto for the specific purpose of abusing, humiliating and tormenting Polish children.
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.
Five Polish citizens were released from Belarusian prisons by Thursday night, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz announced on Friday morning.
Researchers from the Institute of National Remembrance’s Search and Identification Bureau will now use DNA samples to try and determine if the remains found at the prison belong to Pilecki who was executed at the prison in 1948.
Known as “Toledo”, the prison in Warsaw’s Praga district operated from 1944-1956, first being run by the Soviet NKVD, and later by Poland’s communist-era Ministry of Public Security.
Operation Arsenal, which took place 77 years ago today, was to go down in history as one of the most daring prison breaks of the Second Word War. And yet few have ever heard of it. TFN's Joanna Jasińska looks back at the events surrounding one of WWII's lesser-known bitter-sweet triumphs.
On the anniversary of resistance hero Kazimierz Moczarski being incarcerated with Jurgen Stroop, the man who hunted down and quashed the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, TFN’s Alex Webber looks back at the incredible story of their shared confinement and the book that emerged exploring what “led certain Germans to become genocidal killers.”
Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker, writer and social activist from Crimea, who was a political prisoner in Russian between 2014 and 2019, gave thanks in Warsaw on Tuesday to all those who had helped secure his release.